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Contents Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction Grandmotherhood: A Short Overview of Three Fields of Research on the Evolutionary Significance of Postgenerative Female Life Eckart Voland, Athanasios Chasiotis, and Wulf Schiefenhövel Part I Life History: The Evolutionary Route to Grandmothers Chapter 1 Primate Predispositions for Human Grandmaternal Behavior Andreas Paul Chapter 2 Menopause: Adaptation and Epiphenomenon Jocelyn Scott Peccei Chapter 3 Human Longevity and Reproduction: An Evolutionary Perspective Natalia S. Gavrilova and Leonid A. Gavrilov Chapter 4 Grandmothers, Politics, and Getting Back to Science Chris Knight and Camilla Power Chapter 5 Human Female Longevity: How Important is Being a Grandmother? Cheryl Sorenson Jamison, Paul L. Jamison, and Laurel L. Cornell Chapter 6 Human Age Structures, Paleodemography, and the Grandmother Hypothesis Kristen Hawkes and Nicholas Blurton Jones Part II Behavior: Modern Outcomes of Past Adaptations Chapter 7 Are Humans Communal Breeders? Ruth Mace and Rebecca Sear Chapter 8 Hadza Grandmothers as Helpers: Residence Data Nicholas Blurton Jones, Kristen Hawkes, and James O'Connell Chapter 9 The Role of Material Grandmothers in Trobriand Adoptions Wulf Schiefenhövel and Andreas Grabolle Chapter 10 Kinship Organization and Grandmother's Impact on Reproductive Success among the Matrilineal Khasi and Patrilineal Bengali of N.E. India Donna L. Leonetti, Dilip C. Nath, Natabar S. Hemam, and Dawn B. Neill Chapter 11 The Helping and the Helpful Grandmother: The Role of Maternal and Paternal Grandmothers in Child Mortality in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Population of French Settlers in Québec, Canada Jan Beise Chapter 12 "The Husband's Mother Is the Devil in House": Data on the Impact of the Mother-in-Law on Stillbirth Mortality in Historical Krummhörn (C18-C19) and Some Thoughts on the Evolution of Postgenerative Female Life Eckart Voland and Jan Beise Chapter 13 Exploring the Variation in Inter-generational Relationships among Germans and Turkish Immigrants: An Evolutionary Perspective of Behavior in a Modern Social Setting Akiko Nosaka and Athanasios Chasiotis Chapter 14 Variability of the Role of Grandmothers Axel Schölmerich, Birgit Leyendecker, Banu Citlak-Kisagün, Amy Miller, and Robin Harwood Part III Synthesis: The Evolutionary Significance of Grandmothers Chapter 15 Cooperative Breeders with an Ace in the Hole Sarah Blaffer Hrdy Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Older women -- Social conditions.
Women -- Evolution.
Human reproduction -- Age factors.