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Cohen, Yehudi A.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 241 publications in 3 languages and 5,570 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: GN400, 301.29
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Most widely held works about Yehudi A Cohen
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Most widely held works by Yehudi A Cohen
Man in adaptation : the biosocial background by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains 36 selections that are intended to serve as an introduction to physical anthropology, archeology and linguistics from the point of view of the processes of adaptation."--Preface
Man in adaptation : the cultural present by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

46 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on hunting and gathering, horticulture, pastoralism, agriculture, and transitions to modernity in societies and cultures around the world
The transition from childhood to adolescence; cross-cultural studies of initiation ceremonies, legal systems, and incest taboos by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social structure and personality; a casebook by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of loneliness( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in adaptation; the institutional framework by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do specific activities and institutions in which people are involved fit into the overall adaptive strategy of their society? What are the particular pressures leading to change in each of these spheres when the group's strategy of adaptation changes? What are the human demands made by a hunting-gathering strategy that lead to the development of particular family systems, modes of social control, religious beliefs and practices, values and ideologies, and personality structures? What are the new human demands that lead to the reorganization of these aspects of life as the group moves from one level of development to another?Man in Adaptation: The Institutional Framework introduces the institutional, psychological, and ideological dimensions of the strategies of adaptation that have characterized human societies from the earliest known forms of social life to the present. Cohen includes topics that are of principal anthropological concern--notably marriage, law and social control, religion and magic, value systems, personality, and art. There are no studies that deal with cultural change as such in this book. Where possible, Cohen includes articles that deal with changes in particular spheres of activity, such as family organization, law, religion, and value systems. He argues that change is not a special situation. Instead, culture is change and change is culture, and it is unrealistic to study change outside the specific social and technological organization of a given society. This volume unifies the subject matter of anthropology within a single and powerful explanatory framework and incorporates the work of the most renowned anthropological experts on man."--Provided by publisher
Man in adaptation by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal systems & incest taboos : the transition from childhood to adolescence by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this book is to investigate why there are two distinct notions of liability in the legal and ethical systems of different societies; the relationship between two sets of criteria of liability on one hand and the individual's evolution from childhood adolescence. The specific ways in which different societies cope with transition from childhood to adolescence are important because a sense of responsibility, consonant with the goals of the society and survival of family and culture is implanted in the growing child. The ways in which incest taboos are taught constitute one of the crucial modes by which a sense of responsibility is implanted within an individual during his transition from childhood to adolescence. The author places most of his focus on social systems, the transition from childhood to adolescence. Theoretical concerns are with the ways in which human biology and human social structures meet with impact each other. The fact that wide variations do exist among societies in connection with certain types of incest taboos does not lead inevitably to the conclusion that there is no biological basis for the incest taboo. The immediate impression of variability can be misleading; extreme differences between cultures in the same institutional realm, as between individuals, often reveal remarkable regularity and consistency. These regularities are seen in the cultural phenomena; the assumption that biology and culture are bound up in their manifestations is fundamental in understanding their nature
Human adaptation : the biosocial background by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underlying the anthropological study of humans is the principle that there is a reality to which a human must adapt for survival. Populations must adapt to the realities of the physical world and maintain a proper fit between their biological makeup and the pressures of the various niches of the world. Social groups must develop adaptive mechanisms in the organization of their social relations if there is to be order, regularity, and predictability in patterns of cooperation and competition. This book presents an introduction to anthropology that is unified and made systematic by its focus on adaptations that have accompanied the evolution of humans, from non-human primates to inhabitants of vast urban areas in modern industrial societies. Human Adaptation contains over forty outstanding essays that are intended to serve as an introduction to physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics from the point of view of the processes of adaptation. The organization of these selections contains a balance between biological and prehistoric cultural adaptations. They provide coherence for the study of human evolution. Several selections, notably those in connection with linguistic adaptations, deal with contemporary people in order to shed light on earlier evolutionary processes. More than half of the selections deal with biological evolution. This volume unifies the subject matter of anthropology within a single and powerful explanatory framework and incorporates the work of the most renowned anthropological experts on man
A study of interpersonal relations in a Jamaican community by Yehudi A Cohen( )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1978 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooling the symbolic animal : social and cultural dimensions of education by Bradley A Levinson( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology introduces some of the most influential literature shaping our understanding of the social and cultural foundations of education today. Together the selections provide students a range of approaches for interpreting and designing educational experiences worthy of the multicultural societies of our present and future
Juvenile probation in Israel : (a treatment service) by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in adaptation( Book )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in adaptation by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in adaptation by Yehudi A Cohen( )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The instituional framework( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in adaption( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biosocial background( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroethnology : large-scale comparative studies by Yehudi A Cohen( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaping of men's minds : adaptations to imperatives of culture by Yehudi A Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The anatomy of loneliness
Alternative Names
Cohen, Yehudi A.

Cohen, Yehudi Aryeh, 1928-1998

Languages
English (204)

Spanish (3)

German (1)

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Man in adaptation : the cultural presentThe anatomy of lonelinessLegal systems & incest taboos : the transition from childhood to adolescenceHuman adaptation : the biosocial backgroundThe biosocial background