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Konner, Melvin

Overview
Works: 53 works in 205 publications in 6 languages and 11,159 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QP401, 152.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Melvin Konner
 
Most widely held works by Melvin Konner
The tangled wing : biological constraints on the human spirit by Melvin Konner( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perceptive study of human biology focuses specifically on the biological basis of human emotion and human behavior, connecting the basic emotions to their physiological sources
The evolution of childhood : relationships, emotion, mind by Melvin Konner( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a comprehensive Darwinian interpretation of human development. Looking at the entire range of human evolutionary history, Konner tells the story of how cross-cultural and universal characteristics of our growth from infancy to adolescence became rooted in genetically inherited characteristics of the human brain--From publisher description
Childhood by Melvin Konner( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om barndommen som den opleves af børnene og hvordan de voksne ser på deres børn og opdrager dem historisk beskrevet med vægten på nyere tid og med eksempler fra flere forskellige kulturer
Women after all : sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy by Melvin Konner( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: A lively, richly informed argument for the natural superiority of women from the acclaimed author of The Tangled Wing. There is a human genetic fluke that is surprisingly common, due to a change in a key pair of chromosomes. In the normal condition the two look the same, but in this disorder one is malformed and shrunken beyond recognition. The result is a shortened life span, higher mortality at all ages, an inability to reproduce, premature hair loss, and brain defects variously resulting in attention deficit, hyperactivity, conduct disorder, hypersexuality, and an enormous excess of both outward and self-directed aggression. It is called maleness. In Women After All, Melvin Konner traces the arc of evolution to explain the relationships between women and men. With patience and wit he explores the knotty question of whether men are necessary in the biological destiny of the human race. He draws on multiple, colorful examples from the natural world-such as the mating habits of the octopus, black widow, angler fish, and jacana-and argues that maleness in humans is hardly necessary to the survival of the species. In characteristically humorous and engaging prose, Konner sheds light on our biologically different identities, while noting the poignant exceptions that challenge the male/female divide. We meet hunter-gatherers such as those in Botswana, whose culture gave women a prominent place, invented the working mother, and respected women's voices around the fire. Recent human history has upset this balance, as a dense world of war fostered extreme male dominance. But our species has been recovering over the past two centuries, and an unstoppable move toward equality is afoot. It will not be the end of men, but it will be the end of male supremacy and a better, wiser world for women and men alike. Provocative and richly informed, Women After All is bound to be controversial across the sexes
Unsettled : an anthropology of the Jews by Melvin Konner( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this history, renowned anthropologist Melvin Konner takes all of Western civilization as his canvas and onto it places the Jewish people and faith. Drawing on archaeological findings, census data, religious texts, diaries, poetry, oral histories, and more, Konner shows how the Jews shaped the world around them, taking their place among the writers, philosophers, traders, and warriors in antiquity, and how they have continued to make their mark throughout history. In turn, Konner charts the ways a largely hostile but at times accepting world has affected Jewish practice, culture, and success. Unsettled reveals how the facts of oppression and ongoing diaspora actually led to the rise of Jewish trade, learning, and influence."--Jacket
Medicine at the crossroads : the crisis in health care by Melvin Konner( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why the reckless survive-- and other secrets of human nature by Melvin Konner( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paleolithic prescription : a program of diet & exercise and a design for living by Boyd S Eaton( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being there : learning to live cross-culturally by Sarah H Davis( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: How can an academic who does not believe evil spirits cause illness harbor the hope that her cancer may be cured by a healer who enters a trance to battle her demons? Whose actions are more (or less) honorable: those of a prostitute who sells her daughter's virginity to a rich man, or those of a professor who sanctions her daughter's hook-ups with casual acquaintances? As they immerse themselves in foreign cultures and navigate the relationships that take shape, the authors of these essays, most of them trained anthropologists, find that accepting cultural difference is one thing, experiencing it is quite another. In tales that entertain as much as they illuminate, these writers show how the moral and intellectual challenges of living cross-culturally revealed to them the limits of their perception and understanding. Their insights were gained only after discomforts resulting mainly from the authors' own blunders in the field. From Brazil to Botswana, Egypt to Indonesia, Mongolia to Pakistan, mistakes were made. Offering a gift to a Navajo man at the beginning of an interview, rather than the end, caused one author to lose his entire research project. In Cote d'Ivoire, a Western family was targeted by the village madman, leading the parents to fear for the safety of their child even as they suspected that their very presence had triggered his madness. At a time when misunderstanding of cultural difference is an undeniable source of conflict, we need stories like these more than ever before
The Jewish body by Melvin Konner( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor and anthropologist, takes the measure of the 'Jewish body,' considering sex, circumcision, menstruation, and even those most elusive and controversial of microscopic markers{u2013}Jewish genes. But this is not only a book that examines the human body through the prism of Jewish culture. Konner looks as well at the views of Jewish physiology held by non-Jews, and the way those views seeped into Jewish thought. He describes in detail the origins of the first nose job, and he writes about the Nazi ideology that categorized Jews as a public health menace on par with rats or germs. A work of grand historical and philosophical sweep, The Jewish Body discusses the subtle relationship between the Jewish conception of the physical body and the Jewish conception of a bodiless God. It is a book about the relationship between a land{u2013}Israel{u2013}and the bodily sense not merely of individuals but of a people. As Konner describes, a renewed focus on the value of physical strength helped generate the creation of a Jewish homeland, and continued in the wake of it. " -- Publisher's description
The trouble with medicine by Melvin Konner( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear America : a concerned doctor wants you to know the truth about health reform by Melvin Konner( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San : FX10( )

in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection about the San consists of 80 English language documents, three of which are translations from the German (Kaufman, Lebzelter, and Werner). The time span ranges from prehistory, to the early San-European contact period (ca. 1650s-1850s), to the late twentieth century. Most of the documents deal with various!Kung San groups in Namibia, and Botswana (e.g., in the Dobe, Nyae Nyae, G/wi, and Heikum areas). There is also some data on the San of southern Angola and the Republic of South Africa. Major topics of note include kinship, infant behavior and child development, San-European contacts and cultural change, trade, and San knowledge about nature and man
Nonrequiem by Melvin Konner( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stone-Age health programme, diet and exercise as nature intended by S. Boyd Eaton( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Elephants by night : poems of Africa by Abraham Sutzkever( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toch de vrouw : het einde van mannelijke overheersing by Melvin Konner( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multidisciplinair onderbouwd betoog waarom de mensheid erbij gebaat is dat vrouwen de mannelijke overheersing doorbreken
San FX10( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection about the San consists of 80 English language documents, three of which are translations from the German (Kaufman, Lebzelter, and Werner). The time span ranges from prehistory, to the early San-European contact period (ca. 1650s-1850s), to the late twentieth century. Most of the documents deal with various !Kung San groups in Namibia, and Botswana (e.g., in the Dobe, Nyae Nyae, G/wi, and Heikum areas). There is also some data on the San of southern Angola and the Republic of South Africa. Major topics of note include kinship, infant behavior and child development, San-European contacts and cultural change, trade, and San knowledge about nature and man
Poems from Africa II by Abraham Sutzkever( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childhood evolving : relationships, emotion, mind by Melvin Konner( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Konner, Melvin J.

Konner, Melvin J. 1946-

Melvin Konner American psychiatrist and anthropologist

Melvin Konner Amerikaans antropoloog

코너, 멜빈

콘너, 멜빈

Languages
English (157)

German (6)

Italian (3)

Dutch (2)

Russian (1)

Korean (1)

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The evolution of childhood : relationships, emotion, mindChildhoodUnsettled : an anthropology of the JewsMedicine at the crossroads : the crisis in health careBeing there : learning to live cross-culturallyThe Jewish bodyThe trouble with medicineChildhood evolving : relationships, emotion, mind