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Alland, Alexander 1931-

Overview
Works: 75 works in 354 publications in 7 languages and 9,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator
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Most widely held works by Alexander Alland
The human imperative by Alexander Alland( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race in mind : race, IQ, and other racisms by Alexander Alland( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notion that intelligence is somehow related to race is a notoriously tenacious one in America. Anthropologist Alexander Alland provides the most comprehensive overview of the recent history of research on race and IQ, offering critiques of the biological determinism of Carlton Coon, Arthur Jensen, Cyril Burt, Robert Ardrey, Konrad Lorenz, William Shockley, Michael Levin, Leonard Jeffries, Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray, J.P. Rushton, and H.J. Eysenck. This reasoned, authoritative history also explains the basis of evolutionary genetics for the general reader, concluding that biologically, "race" cannot explain human variation. Written in a lively, conversational style, Alland imparts real, substantive scientific arguments and cuts through the ideological posturing and jargon that so often characterize our discussions about race, showing us a more nuanced and scientifically valid way to understand the diversity that is the human condition."--Jacket
Evolution and human behavior by Alexander Alland( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the spider danced : notes from an African Village by Alexander Alland( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and French and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation in cultural evolution; an approach to medical anthropology by Alexander Alland( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the impact of disease-related behavior upon the evolution of culture
Human diversity by Alexander Alland( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of social and cultural anthropology by John J Honigmann( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalunya, one nation, two states : an ethnographic study of nonviolent resistance to assimilation by Alexander Alland( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Alland deals with the culture of Catalan resistance to assimilation. The text shows how the major feature of this resistance is based on the maintenance of the Catalan language which has always been the Catalan's expression of identity rather than distinctions between 'pure' Catalans and immigrants
Human nature, Darwin's view by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing with form : children draw in six cultures by Alexander Alland( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the child's ability to draw is an inherently fascinating and complex subject. Many theories have been proposed to explain this development, but until now o on has undertaken a cross-cultural, controlled study of children in the act of drawing. "Playing with Form" is the first empirical study of children drawing in diverse cultures. Alexander Alland, Jr. spent eight months observing and filming children six cultures - Japan, Bali, Taiwan, Ponape, France, and the U.S. - as they drew. Attempting to determine the accuracy of current generalizations about the development of drawing skills as well as to understand the step-by step process of drawing, Alland amassed 240 drawings (100 of which are reproduced here) by children ranging from two to eight years old. The author uses this wealth of primary material to dispute much current thinking about children's drawing, particular theories about specific universal stages of development. While he does suggest some general rules which underlie the process of drawing, Alland argues that cultural differences reflect rules which are specific to the culture in which children' "play with form". An invaluable first step toward understanding the exact role culture plays in the development of style in children's drawing, "Playing with Form" will be of fundamental interest to anthropologists, developmental psychologists, art historians, and elementary school teachers. -- back cover
The artistic animal : an inquiry into the biological roots of art by Alexander Alland( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and human behavior; an introduction to Darwinian anthropology by Alexander Alland( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis and commitment : the life history of a French social movement by Alexander Alland( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using ethnographic field data from the Larzac plateau in Southern France, Alexander and Sonia Alland document one of the longest and most successful popular protests in modern French history - the Larzac movement. More than a record of events, the book describes the transformation from the early 1970s of rural defiance into a symbol of left-wing action for France and the world. This revised edition examines the activities of the movement since 1995, including the demonstrations at the Seattle meeting of the World Trade Organisation, the 'great hamburger war' against McDonalds, and the broadeni
Reframing America by Andrei Codrescu( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displays of power: art and war among the Marings of New Guinea by Cherry Lowman( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be human : an introduction to anthropology by Alexander Alland( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of New York by Felix Riesenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Tönnies, cartes-de-visite photographer extraordinaire : det 19. århundredes "fotograf extraordinaire" by Heinrich Tönnies( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be human : an introduction to cultural anthropology by Alexander Alland( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution und menschliches Verhalten by Alexander Alland( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Race in mind : race, IQ, and other racisms
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Catalunya, one nation, two states : an ethnographic study of nonviolent resistance to assimilationEvolution and human behavior; an introduction to Darwinian anthropologyCrisis and commitment : the life history of a French social movement
Alternative Names
Alland, Alexander

Alland, Alexander (jr).

Alland Jr., Alexander 1931-

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