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Human Social Evolution: A Comparison of Hunter-gatherer and Chimpanzee Social Organization

Robert Layton and Sean O'Hara

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter compares the social behaviour of human hunter-gatherers with that of the better-studied chimpanzee species, Pan troglodytes, in an attempt to pinpoint the unique features of human social ... More


The Making of an Issue

James B. Rule

in Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195307832
eISBN:
9780199944040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307832.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the concept of privacy, which is defined as the exercise of a genuine option to withhold information on one's self. The discussion is concerned with the question of why people ... More


Towards a theory of women’s homelessness: social dysfunction theory

Kate Moss and Paramjit Singh

in Women Rough Sleepers In Europe: Homelessness and victims of domestic abuse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447317098
eISBN:
9781447317104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317098.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

To date, few theories specific to women’s homelessness have been suggested. The numbers of homeless men in the UK and the rest of Europe are greater than those of women and therefore the majority of ... More


What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Timothy Wickham-Crowley

Susan Eva Eckstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in this book. According to the book's ethnography, the ... More


Families of the Forest: The Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Allen Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232419
eISBN:
9780520936294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232419.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in this book. According to this ethnography, the Matsigenka ... More


Community safety and social exclusion

Lynn Hancock

in Community safety: Critical perspectives on policy and practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347305
eISBN:
9781447301950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter reviews the direction that ‘community safety’ and ‘social inclusion’ has taken since the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act and the Social Exclusion Unit's recommendation that a National ... More


Selective inclusion: asylum seekers and other marginalised groups

Tania Burchardt

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

One of the early initiatives of the Labour government was the establishment of the Social Exclusion Unit (SEU). This unit aimed for neighbourhood renewal and for the eradication of social exclusion ... More


Methodology

Nicholas S. Hopkins, Sohair R. Mehanna, and Salah El-Haggar

in People and Pollution: Cultural Constructions and Social Action in Egypt

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245725
eISBN:
9781617970962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245725.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the research project that was carried out over a three-year period, from early 1995 to mid-1997. The approach used in this project was specifically guided by an ... More


Individuals, Communities, and Postmodernism: Some Notes

John Finnis

in Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580088
eISBN:
9780191729409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter offers a brief discussion of a draft paper by Daniel Ortiz, focusing on whether individuals or communities should be the unit of political and social analysis. It is hazardous to discuss ... More


Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour

Anne Power and Helen Willmot

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

For five years, the lives of the 200 families in four of the most deprived areas in the country have been traced. Every year, the authors of this chapter visit the families and record their changing ... More


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