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The Chosen Primate

Human Nature and Cultural Diversity

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$48.00 • £41.95 • €43.95

ISBN 9780674128262

Publication Date: 10/01/1996

Short

286 pages

5-1/2 x 9 inches

21 halftones

World

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The great debates about human origins, cultural history, and human nature confront us with two opposing images of human beings. One view emphasizes biology, the other emphasizes culture as the foundation of human behavior. In The Chosen Primate, Adam Kuper reframes these debates and reconsiders the fundamental questions of anthropology. Balancing biological and cultural perspectives, Kuper reviews our beliefs about human origins, the history of human culture, genes and intelligence, the nature of the gender differences, and the foundations of human politics.

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