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Man in adaptation; the institutional framework. (reprint, 1971).


Man in adaptation; the institutional framework. (reprint, 1971)

Ed. by Yehudi A. Cohen.



478 pages



This collection of thirty-one articles begins with a copy of the poem "The Naked Ape" by John Updike which should give the reader a clear indication of the contents. The contributors follow suit, with material on how humans have adapted, and will continue to adapt, using the involvement of institutional, psychological, and ideological dimensions of the strategies of adaptation. Topics include adaptation to marriage and the family, values and ideologies, the role of the individual, and the arts. They take examples from Fiji and among the pastoral Fulani and Guatemala, the importance of flux in two hunting societies, ancient Babylon, the family law of the poor, HeHe magical justice, ritual regulation of environmental relations among a New Guinea people Japanese religion, religion and status in the US an d UK, Eskimo cultural values, the Cherokee ethos, American agricultural values, personal structure in the Plains Indians, masks, painting, and music.

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