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              The Imperial Animal
               

              The Imperial Animal (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Tiger, Lionel

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              This classic book looks at the social bonds that hold humans together, and the anti-social theories that drive them apart. The authors describe what is known about the evolution of human behaviour and how its consequences af fect our behaviour today. '

              ISBN 9781560009627
              Released NZ 30 Jan 1997
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Charles Darwin: An Anthology
               

              Charles Darwin: An Anthology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bates, Marston; Humphrey, Philip S.; Tiger, Lionel

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              Explains the continuing importance of Darwin's thinking, and explains why it still influences contemporary scholarship in many fields. This book presents fundamentals of Darwin's revolutionary thought.

              ISBN 9781412809948
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2009
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              Kinship and the Social Order: The Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan
               

              Kinship and the Social Order: The Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Fortes, Meyer; Introduction by Tiger, Lionel

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              One of the world's most eminent social anthropologists draws upon his many years of study and research in the fi eld of kinship and social organization to review the development of anthropological theory and method from Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881) to anthropologists of the 196...0s. It is the central argument of this book that the structuralist theory and method developed by British and American anthropologists in the study of kinship and social organization is the direct descendant of Morgan's researches.
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              ISBN 9780202308029
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2005
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              Men in Groups
               

              Men in Groups (Hardback)

              Edited by Tiger, Lionel

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              When Men in Groups was first published in l969, 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. While the world has changed much, the argument of the book and its new introduction by the author suggest that a species-specific pattern ofamale 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 andaresponsibleabut 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 9781138527935
              Released NZ 14 Jul 2017
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              Men in Groups
               

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

              Edited by Tiger, Lionel

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              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 fami...lies on essentially male groups
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              ISBN 9780765805980
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2004
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              Female Hierarchies
               

              Female Hierarchies (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Tiger, Lionel; Edited by Fowler, Heather T.

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              Disproportionate attention has long been paid to males in human and other social systems. This book explores stratification, sexual selection, and natural selection of what women do among themselves and how they relate to men.

              ISBN 9781412806428
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2007
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              The Pursuit of Pleasure
               

              The Pursuit of Pleasure (Hardback)

              By Tiger, Lionel

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              Pleasure is biologically desirable and good for physical and mental health. In The Pursuit of Pleasure, Lionel Tiger explores this aspect of human nature by focusing on the origins and forms of pleasure. Medical science has perfected a host of often astonishingly impressive metho...ds for preventing, alleviating, or recovering from pain. Its opposite, pleasure, has not had such a well-funded and fully justified constituency. In fact, those committed to the understanding and pursuit of pleasure, are rarely accorded respect and a sense of significance. People have objected to the notion of pleasure for a variety of reasons. The most complex derive from religious convictions that the most morally admirable human life is marked by abstemiousness, suffering, even martyrdom. There is also a corresponding fear that people may pursue pleasure too avidly and with too strong a sense of entitlement, and the world's work will not get done. But just as there have been suspicions of the dangers of pleasure, there have also been its supporters who assert its vital and joyful centrality to human experience. The Pursuit of Pleasure favors an agnostic approach borrowed from natural science.In lively, witty, and eminently readable prose, Tiger identifies major forms of pleasure and explores their variations, now and in the past. Pleasure, says Tiger, is not a luxury but an evolutionary entitlement that deserves to be taken seriously. As we acknowledge our need for enjoyment, we understand the need to establish balance in our lives-our need for the pursuit of pleasure.
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              ISBN 9781138538054
              Released NZ 26 Jul 2017
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              The Imperial Animal
               

              The Imperial Animal (Hardback)

              Edited by Miller, R. Robin; Tiger, Lionel

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              The Imperial Animal offers a compelling perspective on the controversy over humans and their biology. This now-classic study is about the social bonds that hold us together and the antisocial theories that drive us apart. The authors divulge how the evolutionary past of the speci...es, reflected in genetic codes, determines our present and coerces our future. This book gives us a direct and intimate look at how we see ourselves. It offers insight into our politics, our ways of learning and teaching, reproducing and producing, playing and fighting. The authors assert that the purpose of this book is twofold: to describe what is known about the evolution of human behavior, and then to try to show how the consequences of this evolution affect our behavior today. To do this they draw from numerous disciplinesizoology, biology, history, and primatology, among others. In the new introduction, Tiger and Fox outline then- reasons for originally writing the book as well as the process they used to do their research. The Imperial Animal is a classic work that will continue to be of interest to sociologists, zoologists, biologists, and primatologists.
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              ISBN 9781138536319
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2017
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              The Pursuit of Pleasure
               

              The Pursuit of Pleasure (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Tiger, Lionel

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              The author identifies some major forms of pleasure - sex, food, drugs, pets, plants, power and more - and explores their variations now and in the past. Pleasure, says Tiger, is not a luxury but an evolutionary entitlement that deserves to be taken seriously.

              ISBN 9780765806963
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2000
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              Female Hierarchies
               

              Female Hierarchies (Hardback)

              By Tiger, Lionel

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              Disproportionate attention has long been paid to males in human and other social systems. The basic structures used to explain social behavior in sociological and biological work have overwhelmingly emphasized the significance and shape of male behavior and far less female behavi...or which is surely at least as important. Stratification, sexual selection, and natural selection of what women do among themselves and how they relate to men was explored in this volume for the first time. It is now available in a paperback edition, with a new introduction by Lionel Tiger.Do females conduct aggressive encounters with each other? Or do they have no impact on mate selection and hence on the future of the genotype? Is the main negotiation of females with males and not among themselves during this selective process? Do the usually larger size and frequently more elaborate behavioral displays of males betray the fact that the burden of selective functioning falls on males and not on females? It is improbable that the answer to these questions is yes and that there is little or nothing happening in all-female groups that affects not only how their communities operate but, more importantly in the long run, the genotype of their species.For those species in which gregarious social behavior is a sine qua non for successful reproduction, what are the principles of selection that operate through females? Are female hierarchies more abrasive or generous than male ones? Do they focus more on reproduction than production? What are the forms of female social grouping that either support, modify, inhibit, or stimulate sexual and hence natural selection? This work goes far beyond the slogans of our time for important responses to basic questions.
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              ISBN 9781138523500
              Released NZ 21 Sep 2017
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