On territoriality in hunter-gatherers

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Cashdan, Elizabeth A.
Other Author Hill, Kim; King, Barbara J.
Title On territoriality in hunter-gatherers
Date 1983
Description Cashdan's intention of using an evolutionary framework to examine cross-cultural variations in territorial defense is admirable, but her argument about the applicability of available models, her own model, and the data used to support it (CA 24:47-66) are all severely flawed. Specifically, Cashdan makes three errors. First, she erroneously assumes that only humans (and only some human groups) limit access to social groups. Second, she erroneously equates access to social group membership with access to the resources that the social group believes it has rights over. Third, she treats subjective impressions and interpretations as if they were data accurately gathered to address the topic of concern.
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Volume 24
Issue 4
First Page 534
Last Page 535
Subject Defense; Organisms; Behavior
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Cashdan, E. A., Hill, K., & King, B. J. (1983). On territoriality in hunter-gatherers. Current Anthropology, 24(4), 534-5.
Rights Management (c) University of Chicago Press http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/
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ARK ark:/87278/s6nc6j94
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 702690
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nc6j94
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