By Thomas A. Gregor
A stimulating and leading edge attention of the idea that, reasons, and perform of peace in societies either old and sleek, human and primate.
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ISBN 0-8265-1272-0 (alk. paper). ISBN 0-8265-1280-1 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Peace-History. I. Gregor, Thomas. 1'72-dc2095-39462 CIP Manufactured in the United States of America Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction by Thomas Gregor ix PART ONE: What Is Peace? 1 The Specter of Peace in Unlikely Places: Concept and Paradox in the Anthropology of Peace DONALD TUZIN 3 PART TWO: Broad Perspectives on Peace: The Primate Heritage, Evolution, and Comparative Anthropology 2 The Biological Basis of Peaceful Coexistence: A Review of Reconciliation Research on Monkeys and Apes FRANS B.
The experience of the most peaceful societies, however, suggests what it could be like. Peaceful tribal bands are often refugee peoples (even the peaceful suburbanites have fled the cities) who have had traumatizing experiences at the hands of more aggressive societies (Dentan 1988). Peace is achieved in such groups at least as much by fear as by affection. "To be angry is not to be human; but to be fearful is," claim the Chewong of the Malay tropical rain forest (Howell 1989). Avoidance of conflict and flight from danger are their main techniques of defense.
Westview. Westing, Arthur H. 1982. War as a Human Endeavor: The High-Fatality Wars of the Twentieth Century. Journal of Peace Research 3: 261264. Wiberg, Hakan. 1981. What Have We Learned About Peace? Journal of Peace Research 15: 110149. Wright, Q. 1965. A Study of War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. One What is Peace? Page 3 1 The Spectre of Peace in Unlikely Places: * Concept and Paradox in the Anthropology of Peace DONALD TUZIN What is peace? Donald Tuzin, a social anthropologist who works among the Arapesh people of New Guinea, finds that this is a deceptively difficult question.