Food and the Status Quest: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

By Polly Wiessner; Wulf Schiefenhövel | Go to book overview
quarrels, keep peace, heal, speak for the group, lead in war, and the like are chosen as leaders. Group members consult them and seek their advice and protection. In more complex societies, leaders even receive tribute to be able to fulfill their social integrative function by sharing and distributing gifts. Humans are prepared to accept rank orders built upon prosocial abilities if those at the bottom benefit from the nurturant dominance of those at the top. For children it is part of the natural process of maturation to start as a toddler in a mixed age play group, to be guided, protected and nurtured, and to gradually take over the role of nurturing smaller ones. Nonetheless, since individuals have different abilities, some remain in a more dependent position than others.Nurturant dominance is characteristic for those who are acquainted, but with strangers the tendency to exploit signs of weakness and to subjugate through repressive dominance prevails with strangers. Today in our anonymous society, one sees a resurgence of strategies involving repressive dominance in many areas of life, as people seek to establish for themselves a place amid strangers.
References
Bailey K. 1987. Human Paleopsychology Applications to Aggression and Pathological Processes. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Ass.
Eibl-Eibesfeldt I. 1972. Love and Hate. The Natural History of Behavior Patterns. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Eibl-Eibesfeldt I. 1982. Warfare, Man's Indoctrinability and Group Selection. Z.f. Tierpsychologie 60: 177-98. Berlin, Hamburg: Paul Parey.
Eibl-Eibesfeldt I. 1989. Human Ethology. New York: Aldine.
Eibl-Eibesfeldt I. 1990. Dominance, Submission and Love: Sexual Pathologies from the Perspective of Ethology. In Pedophilia-Biosocial Dimensions, ed. J. Feierman, 150-75. New York: Springer.
Goodall J. 1986. The Chimpanzees of Gombe, Patterns of Behavior. Cambridge, Mass. / London: Belknap Press of Harvard Univer. Press.
Mauss M. 1924/ 1954. The Gift, Transl. Ian Cunnison. London: Cohen and West.
Mazur A. and Th. A. Lamb. 1980. Testosterone, status and mood in human males. Hormones Behavior 14: 236-46.
Sahlins M. 1972. Stone Age Economics. Chicago: Aldine.
Trivers R. 1971. The evolution of reciprocal altruism. Quarterly Review of Biology 46: 35-57.
Wiessner P. 1994. Food sharing among children in four cultures. Paper presented at Reimer's Foundation Conference on Food Sharing. Bad Homburg, Germany.

-38-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Food and the Status Quest: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 298

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.