19 results match your criteria Annual Review Of Anthropology[Journal]

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Concepts and folk theories.

Annu Rev Anthropol 2011 Oct 29;40:379-398. Epub 2011 Jun 29.

University of Michigan.

Human cognition is characterized by enormous variability and structured by universal psychological constraints. The focus of this chapter is on the development of knowledge acquisition because it provides important insight into how the mind interprets new information and constructs new ways of understanding. We propose that mental content can be productively approached by examining the intuitive causal explanatory "theories" that people construct to explain, interpret, and intervene on the world around them, including theories of mind, of biology, or of physics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-anthro-081309-145822DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579644PMC
October 2011
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Detecting the Genetic Signature of Natural Selection in Human Populations: Models, Methods, and Data.

Annu Rev Anthropol 2008 ;37:197-217

Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637.

Patterns of DNA sequence variation in the genome contain a record of past selective events. The ability to collect increasingly large data sets of polymorphisms has allowed investigators to perform hypothesis-driven studies of candidate genes as well as genome-wide scans for signatures of adaptations. This genetic approach to the study of natural selection has identified many signals consistent with predictions from anthropological studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.anthro.37.081407.085141DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2901121PMC
January 2008
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The commodification of the body and its parts.

Authors:
L A Sharp

Annu Rev Anthropol 2000 ;29:287-328

Department of Anthropology, Barnard College, New York, NY 10027, USA.

The human body--and its parts--has long been a target for commodification within myriad cultural settings. A discussion of commodification requires that one consider, first, the significance of the body within anthropology and, second, what defines a body "part." After exploring these initial questions, this article outlines dominant theoretical approaches to commodification within anthropology, with Mauss and Marx figuring prominently. Read More

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September 2005
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Legal, ethical, and social issues in human genome research.

Authors:
H T Greely

Annu Rev Anthropol 1998 ;27:473-502

Stanford Law School, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-8610, USA.

In the past several decades, biological sciences have been revolutionized by their increased understanding of how life works at the molecular level. In what ways, and to what extent, will this scientific revolution affect the human societies within which the science is situated? The legal, ethical, and social implications of research in human genetics have been discussed in depth, particularly in the context of the Human Genome Project and, to a lesser extent, the proposed Human Genome Diversity Project. Both projects could have significant effects on society, the former largely at the level of individuals or families and the latter primarily at the level of ethnic groups or nations. Read More

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September 2005
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Life history traits in humans: theory and empiricial studies.

Authors:
K Hill H Kaplan

Annu Rev Anthropol 1999 ;28:397-430

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.anthro.28.1.397DOI Listing
March 2000
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Evolutionary perspective on human growth.

Authors:
B Bogin

Annu Rev Anthropol 1999 ;28:109-53

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.anthro.28.1.109DOI Listing

Evolutionary ecology of human reproduction.

Authors:
E Voland

Annu Rev Anthropol 1998 ;27:347-74

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.anthro.27.1.347DOI Listing
March 2000
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Adventures in human population biology.

Authors:
P T Baker

Annu Rev Anthropol 1996 ;25:1-18

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.anthro.25.1.1DOI Listing
October 1997

The epidemiology of HIV transmission: trends, structure and dynamics.

Authors:
K M Macqueen

Annu Rev Anthropol 1994 ;23:509-26

"This review summarizes dynamic processes in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. A brief overview of current trends in the HIV epidemic is followed by a discussion of the basic components of HIV transmission. Several epidemiologic models are then described that seek to delineate how HIV transmission is structured by human relationships and the implications of those structural relationships for the evolving epidemic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.23.100194.002453DOI Listing

Advances in human reproductive ecology.

Authors:
P T Ellison

Annu Rev Anthropol 1994 ;23:255-75

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.23.100194.001351DOI Listing
April 1995
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Biological aspects of menopause: across the lifespan.

Authors:
L E Leidy

Annu Rev Anthropol 1994 ;23:231-53

"This review outlines the biological basics of menopause and then places menopause within the context of a dynamic lifespan. The basic tenets of the lifespan approach maintain that, for each individual, aging and development are lifelong processes from birth to death; biological, psychological, and sociocultural trajectories interweave across the life course; the entire lifespan serves as a frame of reference for understanding particular events or transitions; and the life course can be affected by environmental change.. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.23.100194.001311DOI Listing

The politics of reproduction.

Authors:
F Ginsburg R Rapp

Annu Rev Anthropol 1991 ;20:311-43

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.20.100191.001523DOI Listing
June 1995
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Fertility in anthropological populations.

Authors:
J W Wood

Annu Rev Anthropol 1990 ;19:211-42

"In this review I draw upon statistical demography and, to a lesser extent, reproductive endocrinology to formulate a coherent strategy for investigating fertility and reproduction in anthropological populations. The object, it must be emphasized, is not to reduce anthropology to demography or endocrinology, but rather to acquaint anthropologists with a powerful set of tools with which they can address issues of anthropological interest." The author first discusses the concept of natural fertility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.19.100190.001235DOI Listing

Demographic anthropology.

Authors:
N Howell

Annu Rev Anthropol 1986 ;15:219-46

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.15.100186.001251DOI Listing
February 1988
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Estimating past population trends.

Authors:
R M Schacht

Annu Rev Anthropol 1981 ;10:119-40

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.10.100181.001003DOI Listing
July 1984
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Return migration.

Authors:
G Gmelch

Annu Rev Anthropol 1980 ;9:135-234

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.an.09.100180.001031DOI Listing
November 1982
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