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Fission-fusion dynamics: new research frameworks

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Renewed interest in fission-fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlying communicative and cognitive abilities. New frameworks for integrating current knowledge on fission-fusion dynamics emerge from a fundamental rethinking of the term "fission-fusion" away from its current general use as a label for a particular model type of social system (i.e., "fission-fusion socie...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1086/586708

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Institution:
Liverpool John Moores University
Department:
School of Biological and Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Chester
Department:
Department of Psychology
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University of Leipzig
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Oxford Brookes University
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Institution:
Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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Funding agency for:
Robin I. M. Dunbar
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Anthropology Journal website
Volume:
49
Issue:
4
Pages:
627-654
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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EISSN:
1537-5382
ISSN:
0011-3204
URN:
uuid:d00c7290-2418-4a82-a120-44cbfdf78417
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ora:4589

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