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Men in Groups

Men in Groups (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised ed.)

Edited by Tiger, Lionel

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When Men in Groups was first published in 1969, the New York Times daily critic titled his review The Disturbing Rediscovery of the Obvious. What was so obvious was male bonding, a phrase that entered the language. The links between males in groups Tiger describes extend through ...many other primate species, through our evolution as hunters/gatherers, and cross-culturally. Male bonding characterizes human groups as varied as the Vatican Council, the New York Yankees, the Elks and Masons the secret societies of Sierra Leone and Kenya. The power of Tiger's book is its identification of the powerful links between men and the impact of females and families on essentially male groups. Of course, the world has changed much. But the argument of the book and its new introduction by the author suggest that a species-specific pattern of male bonding continues to be part of the human default system. Perhaps one day concrete evidence of its location will emerge from the startling work on the human genome, just as the elaborate and consequential sex differences to which Men in Groups drew such pioneering attention have already become part of the common wisdom. Meanwhile, Men in Groups remains a measured and responsible but intrepid inspection of a major aspect of human social organization and personal behavior. The book was controversial when it first appeared, and often foolishly and unduly scorned. But it has remained a fundamental contribution to the emerging synthesis between the social and natural sciences.
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ISBN 9780765805980
Released NZ 31 Oct 2004
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised ed.
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ISBN-13 9780765805980
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint Transaction Publishers
Released 31 Oct 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised ed.
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Revised ed.
Author(s) Edited by Tiger, Lionel
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Men's Studies
Social, Group Or Collective Psychology
Number of Pages 292
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 302.34081
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Sex role, Sociobiology, Men - Psychology, Sex differences, Social groups
NBS Text Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly