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Men in Groups
When Men in Groups was first published in l969, the New York Times daily critic titled his review "The Disturbing Rediscovery of the Obvious." What was so obvious was male bonding, a phrase that entered the language. The links between males in groups Tiger describes extend through many other primate species, through our evolution as hunters/gatherers, and cross-culturally. ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Taylor & Francis
(first published February 1st 1970)
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I read the first edition of this work. In its time, it provoked mych discussion. The thesis (Page xi): "The hypothesis is that the behavior of men in groups in part reflects an underlying biologically transmitted 'propensity' with roots in human evolutionary history. . . ." The book then proceeds by adducing evidence from animal and human societies. Again, in its day, an important work. . . .