Journal Reviews of Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship

Reviews of my book Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship continue to appear in a range of academic journals. Here are some recent examples (with links to the originals);   An excellent piece of scholarship. The author’s synthesis, integration and critical analysis of such a broad body of biological and anthropological literature are impressive and executed with careful … Continue reading

Anthropologies as stories of life

I’ve recently reviewed Tim Ingold and Gisli Palsson’s Biosocial Becomings (2013) for Current Anthropology. The draft text of my review is reproduced here. (Please cite from published version, due June or August 2015). Biosocial Becomings continues the editors’ broader project(s) of overhauling sociocultural anthropology’s conception of its relationship with biology (defined broadly as an account of all … Continue reading

Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship – Synopsis

Holland, Maximilian. 2012. Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship: compatibility between cultural and biological approaches. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN-13: 978-1480182004 “A landmark in the field of evolutionary biology” (Augusto Vitale)  (download the book here) The challenge: The debate (such as it is) about cultural versus sociobiological approaches to kinship in anthropology is a rather divisive issue…  a … Continue reading

Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship – Available

Holland, Maximilian. 2012. Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship: compatibility between cultural and biological approaches. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN-13: 978-1480182004 The book is now available in paperback (around €10), kindle (around €1), as well as in other ebook formats (€ free!) (PDF, ODT, EPUB).                       You are welcome to download Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship for free … Continue reading

Notes for those considering doing a PhD

I met someone recently who expressed interest in doing a PhD. Having gone through the process, I gave her some of my thoughts about what is involved, which I subsequently expanded on in an email. Since some of you reading this blog may yourselves be considering doing a PhD, or perhaps even in the early … Continue reading

Berlin

I visited Berlin in early 2012.  I did so partly on the recommendation of Michel Bauwens, whom I had met in late 2011, and whose opinion I value. Others had also advised a visit, and so off I went. I had visited briefly back in 1993, and had hazy memories of an impromptu nightclub on the ground … Continue reading