Call Us 080-41656200 (Mon-Sat: 10AM-8PM)
Free Shipping above Rs. 1499
Cash On Delivery*

Infanticide Explained


Marketed By :  LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing   Sold By :  Kamal Books International  
Delivery in :  10-12 Business Days


Check Your Delivery Options

Rs. 3,651

Availability: In stock

  • Product Description

Infanticide, what a dreadful word! Most people from the Euro-American culture think about it with a mixture of abhorrence and scorn. Anthropologists, however, have a duty of suspending their preconceptions when studying phenomena from the native’s point of view. In most of the explanations analysed, rather than being a social pathology, infanticide appears to make the long-term goals possible, such as reproductive success or the maintenance of harmony within the community. An extensive presentation of various explanations of infanticide collected from anthropological literature is followed by a critical categorisation of these justifications. Most of the them draw from evolutionary biology, demography, economics, as well as psychology. It is curious to find that researchers lean towards naturalist explanations of the phenomenon, discounting the influence of culture as secondary – rather than parallel – to the mechanisms of nature. What this text offers is, on the one hand, an evaluative reading of descriptions of infanticide found in various cultures, and on the other, a suggestion that infanticide, just as many other phenomena, may not be as evil a behaviour it initially seems.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC90553
AuthorKarolina Kuberska
Number of Pages72
Publishing Year2013-01-11T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeEthnic studies
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-10-08 00:00:00