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Institutions

The Evolution of Human Sociality
by KAWAI Kaori
As the sequel to Groups: The Evolution of Human Sociality (2013), this book has broadened the discussion to examine the actions of people, apes, and monkeys in terms of 'what they do' by forming groups or in-groups. In Institutions, the shared processes and practices that facilitate coexistence in groups are...

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As the sequel to Groups: The Evolution of Human Sociality (2013), this book has broadened the discussion to examine the actions of people, apes, and monkeys in terms of 'what they do' by forming groups or in-groups. In Institutions, the shared processes and practices that facilitate coexistence in groups are examined from an evolutionary historical perspective. Contributors include researchers from the field of anthropology, including sociological primatology, ecological anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. The chapters examine institutions from a diverse range of perspectives, including: encountering death, children's games, conflict and peace, cattle rustling, and mathematical proofs. In terms of non-human primates, this study focuses on 'pre-institutional' phenomena, such as relations established through 'call and response' patterns and food sharing, and it forms arguments as to whether the concept of institutions can be applied to these settings. As the chapters in this volume establish, the argument that language is a prerequisite for the establishment of institutions has indeed been surpassed.

About Authors

KAWAI Kaori is a Japanese cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on East African anthropology. She is currently Professor at the Institute for Languages ​​and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Her involvement in cultural anthropological research in Kenya began in 1986, and she completed a PhD in Science at the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, in 1994. She was Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities, Shizuoka University, and Associate Professor at the Institute for Asian and African Languages ​​and Cultures, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, before taking up her current position as Professor at the ILCAA in 2015.

Table of contents


Contents
Figures
Photographs
Contributors

Introduction—From “Groups” to “Institutions”: In Pursuit of an Evolutionary Foundation for Human Society and Sociality?
Kaori Kawai

Part I: The Mechanism of the Formation of Institutions
1 The Formation of Institutions
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Contents
Figures
Photographs
Contributors

Introduction—From “Groups” to “Institutions”: In Pursuit of an Evolutionary Foundation for Human Society and Sociality?
Kaori Kawai

Part I: The Mechanism of the Formation of Institutions
1 The Formation of Institutions
Toru Soga
2 An Institution Called Death: Towards Its
Arche Motomitsu Uchibori
3 Institution and Ritualization
Masakazu Tanaka
4 Children, Play, Rules: Places of Expression of Institution
Hitoshige Hayaki
5 The Day Teaching Becomes Institution: An Evolutionary Horizon From Apes to Humans
Hideaki Terashima

Part II: Concrete Phases of the Emergence of Institutions
6 Who is the Alpha Male? The Institutionality of Dominance Rank in Chimpanzee Society
Hitonaru Nishie
7 Duality of the Mode of Coexistence and Action Selection:?Groups and the Emergence of “Institutions” in Chimpanzees?
Noriko Itoh
8 When Keeping One’s Ears Open for the Distant Voices of Others: The Process-Oriented Convention in Chimpanzees and Institution
Shunkichi Hanamura
9 Peace Building in the Wild: Thinking about Institutions from Cases of Conflict and Peace in Sulu
Ikuya Tokoro
10 Institutionalized Cattle Raiding: Its Formalization and Value Creation Amongst the Pastoral Dodoth
Kaori Kawai

Part III: Theory for the Evolution of Institutions
11 What Connects and Separates Pre- and Post-Institution?
Koji Kitamura
12 Living One’s Role Under Institution: Ecological Niches and?Animal Societies
Kaoru Adachi
13 Proofs in Mathematics and the Performance of Institutions: A Study of Evolution Starting from Kepler’s Equation?
Naoki Kasuga
14 Basic Components of Institution: Understanding?Institution According to Triangular and Tetrahedral Models
?Takeo Funabiki

Part IV: The Expansion of Institution Theory
15 The Ontology of Feeling: The Evolutionary Basis of “Natural?Institutions” in Inuit Extended Family Groups
Keiichi Omura
16 The Institution of “Feeling”: On “Feeling Inside” and “Institutionalized Envy”
Yuko Sugiyama
17 Was the Old Woman’s Death a Suicide? A Discussion on the Basis of Institutions
Ryoko Nishii
18 The Evolutionary Foundations of Institutions: Rule, Deviation, Identity
Suehisa Kuroda

Notes
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

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