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The handicap principle and signalling in collaborative systems

Amotz Zahavi

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Signalling systems are by nature collaborations, since for a signal to be effective, the receiver has to cooperate with the signaller. The Handicap Principle (HP) ensures the reliability of signals, ... More


Ideology and the Power of Prestige

W. G. Runciman

in Very Different, But Much the Same: The Evolution of English Society Since 1714

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198712428
eISBN:
9780191780776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712428.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The cultural changes since his day, by which Defoe would be astonished, include mass literacy, the decline of Christian belief, the relaxation of sexual mores, and perhaps most of all the undermining ... More


The Year of Restoration, 1660–1661

Ronald Hutton

in Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229117
eISBN:
9780191678851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses not only the state of King Charles II residence at Whitehall, but also the number of changes made to his roster of advisers, parliament members, and other important ... More


Pūjā Origins and Elite Politics

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal: The Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231129190
eISBN:
9780231527873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231129190.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter chronicles the origins of Durgā and Jagaddhātrī Pūjās in the homes of the elite, landowning zamindars, where worship of the goddesses was integral to the articulation of political and ... More


Falconry in Medieval Life

Robin S. Oggins

in The Kings and Their Hawks: Falconry in Medieval England

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100587
eISBN:
9780300130386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100587.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the broader social aspects of falconry in medieval life in Western Europe. People flew hawks and falcons for a number of reasons, including delight in the sport and catching ... More


The construction of a governing corps

Christopher Prior

in Exporting empire: Africa, colonial officials and the construction of the British imperial state, c.1900−39

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083686
eISBN:
9781781704998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083686.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers what motivated young men to become colonial officials. Historians have tended to argue that a desire for adventure and a sense of imperial duty, partly instilled by public ... More


Organizational Patterns in Respect of Religious Specialists in a Range of Roman Cults

Jörg Rüpke

in From Jupiter to Christ: On the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703723
eISBN:
9780191774065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703723.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers a comparative analysis of structures of priesthoods in different religious groups attested for the city of Rome. It pays attention to structural and terminological elements by ... More


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