This short, engaging volume develops new and sociologically sophisticated concepts to bring the fields of biology and sociology together. It is about the social biology of face-to-face dominance interactions and explores the evolution of behavior through connections among biology, language, culture, and socialization. Meant to be a self-contained exploration_sociologists would require no prior knowledge of biology; biologists would require no prior knowledge of sociology_this book is a fun, informative supplement for courses throughout sociology and the social sciences.
Allan Mazur is a sociologist and an engineer, and has been professor of public affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University since 1979.
Chapter 1 Fish... Chapter 2 ...and People Chapter 3 Evolution Chapter 4 Soft Parts and Behavior Chapter 5 Primates Chapter 6 Signs of Status Chapter 7 Testosterone and Cortisol Chapter 8 Allocating Status Chapter 9 Conversation Chapter 10 Violence Chapter 11 Take a Chimp, Add Language, Melt the Glaciers...