Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual


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  1. Richard Richard says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDF(Excellent article discussing this book's major theme was printed in the New York Times on 3 March 2009.)

    Less than halfway through, but this is a good book and I've got to start getting my notes into coherent form.

    • Hrdy is an academic (over 100 pages of this book is allocated to endnotes and bibliography), but her writing style is very accessible given the subject.

    • Key proposition: the crucial different between human cognition and that of other species is the ability to participate with others in collaborative activities with shared goals and intentions (p. 9).

    • Two revelations, one quite startling. First, the way we got to the above is via collaborative caregiving to children.


  2. Inder Inder says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFOnce again, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy explodes, with methodical logic and impeccable research, our culture's ideas about the essence of human nature, the family, motherhood, and gender. As with Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species , it would not be an exaggeration to say that this book fundamentally changed the way I think about motherhood.

    Bam! Pow! Smash!

    Seriously. That's how it felt.


  3. Rossdavidh Rossdavidh says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFMotherhood as we know it is one of the biggest differences between mammals and birds, on the one hand, and fish, insects, crustaceans, etc. on the other. Most animal species just lay their eggs (perhaps covering them in sand or dirt), and depart; they have fathers and mothers, but not dads and moms. Only among birds and mammals do most species have at least one adult stick around to rear the child up to adulthood, and even among mammals, for most species it is only the mother.

    In fact, for our closest related species, it is only the mother. Chimpanzee and gorilla mothers rarely allow anyone else access to their infants, not even siblings or the father, who are genetically just as connected to the infant as they are. For their part,


  4. Radiantflux Radiantflux says:

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    I, like countless other parents, was overjoyed to feel my new born daughter grasp my finger minutes after her birth. What I didn't understand at the time was that this reflex allows newborns in our nearest relatives, the chimpanzees, to hold onto their mother's fur as they hang upside-down and are carried everywhere for the first few months of life.

    If asked what are the keys differences between humans and our cousins the Great Apes, most primatologists would point to language and the ability to cooperate. Hrdy points out that an equally remarkable difference is our willingness to share the care of our babies with others. Chimpanzee mothers will under no circumstances allow ANYONE to hold their baby for months after their birth, to do so would invite likely death of the infant. Humans are uni


  5. Judyta Szaciłło Judyta Szaciłło says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFA fascinating read it would be if it was not for the endless reiterating of the same points in the narrative. I get easily bored when I need to read the same information or opinion more than once or twice. This is why I've given the book no stars, for I did not finish it despite its interesting matter.


  6. Alison Alison says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFHrdy is a significant voice of sanity in the anthropological/primatological end of the what is it to be human science world. Blaffer's books tend to get less attention than Nicholas Wade's (or even Franz de Waal's and Jared Diamond's*) despite her well-supported focus (or perhaps because of) - cooperation as a distinguisher of humanity. Popular science books mostly tell us that human development was driven by competition by aggressive individuals over a scarce landscape. Hrdy's work, which emphasises the bleeding obvious: that humans succeed best at, and in fact can't survive without, highly complex forms of cooperation, perhaps plays less well to a world riven by tensions, in which the relatively powerful need reason and after reason to argue for the need to maintain that privilege, even at the great


  7. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFOkay, I have to be honest. I didn't REALLY finish this book. I assigned it for a class which met for 10 hrs/wk, I gave the class a week to read it, and I ended up reading it along with the class while also doing all my day-to-day course prep and grading essays. I found it fascinating and thoughtful, but I had to skim the last few chapters to stay on schedule. Most of my students found it a tough read, and I do think Hrdy is writing for a well-educated and motivated audience, but she won a few ardent fans from among them. I would have happily read the whole thing over the course of a weekend if I had had the time. Her discussions of child-rearing among hunter-gatherers, and the wealth of accompanying photos, have particularly stayed with me. Also, after reading her discus


  8. Anne Van Anne Van says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFWow.....when a book makes you re-think your assumptions, explore all kinds of new ideas, and laugh at the same time, give it credit! The writer, a sociobiologist asks the endlessly fascinating question of Why us, and not them?, why are we humans and the other great apes aren't. I always thought the reason being we've got bigger brains because hunting required co-ordination and language. But, the


  9. Pam Pam says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFI came to this book by reading an article by the author, which made me curious what a feminist evolutionary anthropologist would have to say. There are some interesting theories presented, some mo


  10. Jana Rađa Jana Rađa says:

    Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others The mobile, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others The mobile, and Others The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFWithout the capacity to put ourselves cognitively and emotionally in someone else’s shoes, to feel what they feel, to be interested in their fears and motives, longings, griefs, vanities, and other details of their existence, without


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Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others: epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others: The mobile, Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others: The mobile, and Others: The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFOthers: The eBook ☆ Somewhere in Africa, than a million years ago, a line of apes began to rear their young differently than their Great Ape ancestors From this new form of care came new ways of engaging and understanding each other How such singular human capacities evolved, and how they have kept us alive for thousands of generations, is the mystery revealed in this bold and wideranging new vision of human emotional evolutionMothers and Others finds the key in the primatologically unique length of human childhood If the young were to survive in a Mothers and MOBI :Ð world of scarce food, they needed to be cared for, not only by their mothers but also by siblings, aunts, fathers, friendsand, with any luck, grandmothers Out of this complicated and contingent form of childrearing, Sarah Hrdy argues, came the human capacity for understanding others Mothers and others teach us who will care, and who will notFrom its opening vision of apes on a plane; to descriptions of baby care among marmosets, chimpanzees, wolves, and lions; to explanations about why men in huntergatherer societies hunt together, Mothers and Others is compellingly readable and Others: The eBook ☆ But it is also an intricately knit argument that ever since the Pleistocene, it has taken a village to raise childrenand how that gave our ancient ancestors the first push on the path toward becoming emotionally modern human beings.

  • Hardcover
  • 394
  • Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding
  • Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • English
  • 08 November 2017
  • 9780674032996

About the Author: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual mothers pdf, others: epub, evolutionary pdf, origins pdf, mutual pdf, understanding pdf, Mothers and download, Others: The mobile, Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understandingand Others: The mobile, and Others: The Evolutionary Origins ebok, Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding PDFOthers: The eBook ☆ Sarah Blaffer Hrdy is an American anthropologist and primatologist who has made several major contributions to evolutionary psychology and sociobiology She has been selected as one of the “Leaders in Animal Behavior”.