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The human sociobiological analysis of incest avoidance : the state of play and directions for future research

Uhlmann, Allon J


The application of sociobiology to humans, a field to which I shall refer here as human sociobiology, gained recognition in the mid 1970s in Edward O. Wilson’s 1975 Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (ch 26). Ever since this book was published, a great debate, often acrimonious (e.g. Sahlins 1976), has flared over the academic and often even moral legitimacy of some of the propositions of human sociobiology (e.g. Kitcher 1985). The study of incest avoidance is considered by some of its...[Show more]

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Date published: 1992
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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