Publisher description for Biosocial perspectives on the family / edited by Erik E. Filsinger.


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The resurgence of interest in biological explanations of human behaviour has stimulated family studies academics to challenge many current cultural and environmental explanations of the same. Biosocial Perspectives on the Family brings together the findings and views of some of the foremost researchers on the biological influences on family behaviour -- the contributors come from many disciplines including sociology, psychology and anthropology.

The views expressed in the initial chapters represent a continuum from the more proximal theories of biological input to the more distal, evolutionary explanations, and suggest avenues of future investigation. The final three chapters serve as a critique of the other chapters and thereby add balance to the volume. As an exposition and a commentary on the dissolution of the dichotomy between biological and cultural influences on human behaviour, it is an invaluable addition to family studies literature.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Family.
Parent and child.
Sociobiology.