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Insights from evolutionary anthropology on the (pre)history of the nuclear family

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My aim in this paper is to elucidate the relevance of the evolutionary paradigm to the study of kinship and marriage systems. I begin with a discussion of conceptual and methodological issues that arise in approaching human social systems from an evolutionary perspective. I then narrow the focus on key tools used in contemporary cross-cultural research within evolutionary anthropology. Next, as a case study, I provide an overview of work aimed at reconstructing the (pre-)history of the nuclea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1069397117691006

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Department:
Magdalen College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Cross-Cultural Research Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
2
Pages:
92-116
Publication date:
2017-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-06
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-3578
ISSN:
1069-3971
Pubs id:
pubs:679812
URN:
uri:8a213671-3679-491e-8d5b-0415ec3c67d2
UUID:
uuid:8a213671-3679-491e-8d5b-0415ec3c67d2
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pubs:679812
Paper number:
2

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