Articles 1959-2015

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Articles and Chapters 
 
 
(This bibliography does not include book reviews, articles in daily or weekly publications, etc.  It is confined to chapters in books, review articles, and articles in academic journals and national journals of opinion. There may be a few omissions, nothing significant.) 

​1959
 
A Note on Cochiti Linguistics, in C.H. Lange, Cochiti:  A New Mexican Pueblo Past and Present. Austin:  University of Texas Press
 
1960
 
Therapeutic Rituals and Social Structure in Cochiti Pueblo, Human Relations 13, no. 4, 291-303
 
1961
 
Pueblo Baseball:  A New Use for Old Witchcraft, Journal of American Folklore 74, no. 291
 
1962
 
Sibling Incest, British Journal of Sociology, 13, 128-150.
 
(reprinted in H. Kent Geiger (ed.) Marriage and the Family, Boston:  Little, Brown & Co, 1968)
 
1963
 
Structure of Personal Names on Tory Island, Man (o.s.) 63, 153-55
 
1965
 
Witchcraft and Clanship in Cochiti Therapy, in Ari Kiev (ed.) Magic, Faith and Healing Glencoe:  Free Press
 
 
1966
 
Anthropology, in K. Boem (ed.) University Choice Harmondsworth:  Penguin Books
 
The Zoological Perspective in Social Science (with Lionel Tiger), Man (n.s.) 1, no. 1, 75-81
 
Totem and Taboo Reconsidered, in E.R. Leach (ed.) The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism (Association of Social Anthropologists Monographs on Social Anthropology, 5) London: Travistock
 
Kinship and Land Tenure on Tor,y Island
 . Belfast:  Institute of Irish Studies and Ulster Folk Museum (reprinted from Ulster Folklife 12, 1-17)
 

 1967
 
Tory Island, in B. Benedict (ed.) Problems of Smaller Territories (University of London, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Commonwealth Papers 10)  London:  University of London,  the Athlone Press
 
In the Beginning:  Aspects of Hominid Behavioral Evolution (The Sixth Malinowski Memorial Lecture) Man (n.s.) 3, no. 3
 
1968
 
Entries – “Kinship”, “Culture”, etc. in G. D. Mitchell (ed.) Dictionary of Sociology London:  Routledge and Kegan Paul
 
1970
 
Comparative Family Patterns, in K. Elliot (ed.) The Family and its Future London:  J & A Churchill for the CIBA Foundations
 
Alliance and the Australians:  A Response to Dr. Hiatt, Mankind:  Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia 7, pp. 15-18
 
 
1971
 
North America, in C. J. Bleeker and G. Widengren (eds.) Historia Religionum:  Handbook for the History of Religions Volume II: Religions of the Present (International Association for the History of Religions) Leiden:  E. J. Brill
 
The Cultural Animal, in J. F. Eisenberg (ed.) Man and Beast:  Comparative Social Behavior Washington:  Smithsonian Institution Press (reprinted in Social Science Information (Paris:  UNESCO), Encounter 35, no. 1, 31-42, July 1970)
 
1972
 
Some Unsolved Problems in Rio Grande Pueblo Social Organization, in A. Oritz (ed.) New Perspectives on the Pueblos Albuquerque:  University of the New Mexico Press
 
Alliance and Constraint:  Sexual Selection in the Evolution of Human Kinship Systems, in B. Campbell (ed.) Sexual Selection and the Descent of Man.  Chicago:  Aldine, Atherton
 
1973
 
On the Genetics of Being Human, in A. R. Kaplan (ed.) Human Behavior Genetics Evanston, Ill.:  Charles C. Thomas
 

1975
 
'Introduction' and 'Primate Kin and Human Kinship'  in R. Fox (ed.) Biosocial Anthropology New York and London:  Wiley
 
1976
 
Human Ethology (with Usher Fleising), Annual Review of Anthropology 5, 265-88, Palo Alto:  Annual Reviews, etc.
 
 
 1977
 
The Inherent Rules of Violence, in P. Collett (ed.) Social Rules and Social Behavior, Oxford:  Blackwell
 
1978
 
La selection sexuelle et le role du choix feminin dans l’evolution du comportment humain, in E. Sullerot (ed.) Le Fait Feminin Paris:  Fayard
 
1979
 
Kinship Categories as Natural Categories, in N. Chagnon and W. Irons (eds.) Evolutionary Biology and Human Social Behavior:  An Anthropological Perspective North Scituate, Mass:  Duxbury Press
 
The Visiting Husband on Tory Island, Journal of Comparative Family Studies 10,
 
The Evolution of Mind: An Anthropological Approach, Journal of Anthropological Research 35, no. 2, 138-56
 
1980
 
Rational Ethics and Human Nature, in M. Kranzberg (ed.) Ethics in an Age of Pervasive Technology (50th Anniversary Symposium, Technion, Haifa), Westview Press
 
1981
 
Vers l’intellect;  vers les emotions, vers…..?  Reflexions sur Lévi-Strauss et l’évolution de l’esprit, Bulletin des Professeurs Francais en Amérique, 3-43
 
From here on the format changes a little with journals, books etc in capitals. Method of citation is the same.

1988
 
In the Matter of "Baby M.": Report on the Work of the Gruter
Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.  POLITICS AND THE LIFE
SCIENCES, 7:1, pp. 77-85  (double column)
 
The Seville Declaration: Anthropology's Auto-da-fé.  ACADEMIC
QUESTIONS, 1:4, pp. 35-47  (Reprinted in ENCOUNTER, 73:3, 1989,
pp. 58-64 (double column); see also correspondence in ENCOUNTER,
74:1 pp. 77-79, 1990)
 
The Virgin and the Godfather: Kinship versus the State in Greek
Tragedy and After.  In. CONVERSATIONS IN ANTHROPOLOGY:
ANTHROPOLOGY AND LITERATURE.  Paul J. Benson Ed., special issue
of JOURNAL OF THE STEWARD ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 17, nos 1 & 2,
pps. 141-192, 1987-88 (Published 1990)  Republished in Paul A.
Benson Ed.  ANTHROPOLOGY AND LITERATURE, Urbana and Chicago, U.
of Illinois Press, 1993
 
1989
 
Menstrual Cycle Phase and Sexual Behavior in Semi-free-ranging
Stumptail Macaques (Macaca arctoides).  With Horst D. Steklis,
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, 8:5,  pp. 443-456
 
Introduction: Twenty Years On. In: THE IMPERIAL ANIMAL (with
Lionel Tiger), pp. xi-xxviii, Henry Holt & Co, (Owl Book)
 
1990
 
Consciousness out of Context: Evolution, History, Progress and
the Post-post-industrial Society.  pp. 1-38/78-85, University of
Virginia, Committee on the Comparative Study of the Individual
and Society, Working Paper no. 4, ISSUES IN EVOLUTION HISTORY
AND PROGRESS, (U. Press of America)
 
Food/Eating Out/Shopping Malls etc. In: LIFESTYLE, ed., Peter
Marsh, Oxford: Andromeda Press
 
1991
 
A Darwinist Manifesto. In:  MAN AND A HALF: ESSAYS IN
ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOBIOLOGY IN HONOUR OF RALPH BULMER, 2 Vols.,
Andrew Pauley, ed.  Aukland University Press, NZ.
 
Aggression: Then and Now. In: MAN AND BEAST REVISITED, pp. 81-93.,
Michael Robinson and Lionel Tiger (eds.), Washington: Smithsonian
Institution Press
 
From Science to Survival: Twenty Years On.  New concluding
chapter for re-issue of ENCOUNTER WITH ANTHROPOLOGY, (QV) New
Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers
 
From Science to Survival. SOCIETY, 28:2 pp. 66-74 (double
column)
 
 
 
 1992
 
Prejuduce and the Unfinished Mind: A New Look at an Old Failing.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ENQUIRY (with peer commentary). 3:2 pp. 137-152
(double column)
 
Prejudice and the Unfinished Task (reply to peer commentary).
PSYCHOLOGICAL ENQUIRY 3:2 pp. 194-198
 
Commentary on Rodseth et al. "The Human Community as a Primate
Society" in CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY 32:3, pp. 242-243.
 
Anthropology and the Teddy Bears' Picnic.  SOCIETY (30th
Anniversary Issue), 30:1, pp. 47-55 (double column)
 
Fatal Attraction: War and Human Nature.  THE NATIONAL INTEREST,
30, Winter, pp. 11-20 (double column)
 
 
1993
 
Male Masturbation and Female Orgasm. SOCIETY, 36:6, pp.21-25
(double column)
 
Babies for Sale. THE PUBLIC INTEREST, 111, Spring, pp.14-40
(double column)
 
One World Archaeology: An Appraisal.  ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY, 9:5,
pp. 6-10 (double column)
 
 
An Interview with Robin Fox (with Alex Walter).  CURRENT
ANTHROPOLOGY, 34:4, pp. 441-452 (double column)
 
 
1994
 
Nationalism: Hymns Ancient and Modern.  THE NATIONAL INTEREST,
30, Spring, pp. 51-57 (double column)
 
Scientific Humanism and Humanistic Science: A Personal View.
ANTHROPOLOGY AND HUMANISM 19:1, pp.15-19
 
Moral Sense and Liberal Sensibility.  CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS,
13:2, pp. 19-23 (double column)
 
Tory Island.  Entry for THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD CULTURES:
Volume IV EUROPE, Linda A. Bennett ed., pp. 264-66 (double
column), Boston MA: G. K. Hall & Co.
 
Myth as Evidence of Psychosocial Processes.  In Phillip H. Bock
(Ed) HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Westport CN:
Greenwood Publishing)
 
 
1995
 
Sexual Conflict in the Epics.  HUMAN NATURE, 6:2, pp. 135-44
 
Preface to the Notre Dame University Press Edition.  THE TORY
ISLANDERS: A PEOPLE OF THE CELTIC FRINGE. 2nd. Edition,
Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press
 
Introduction.  THE MOUNTAIN OF NAMES by A. Shoumatoff.  2nd.
Edition, Kodansha America.
 
Culture, Nature and the Arts.  AMERICAN ARTS QUARTERLY XII:3
 
1996
 
State of the Art/Science in Anthropology.  in Paul R. Gross,
Norman Levitt and Martin W. Lewis Eds., THE FLIGHT FROM SCIENCE
AND REASON (pps. 327-346), ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF
SCIENCES, vol. 775
 
Man and Aggression: A Reconciliation?  Chap. 13, in L. Reynolds
and L. Lieberman (Eds), RACE AND OTHER MISADVENTURES: ESSAYS IN
HONOR OF ASHLEY MONTAGU IN HIS NINETIETH YEAR.  New York: General
Hall, pp.233-43
 
Incesto.  Entry for ENCICLOPEDIA ITALIANA (Rome).
 
Sociobiology.  Entry for THE SOCIAL SCIENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA -
EDITION 2, A. and J. Kuper eds., London:Routledge
 
Sociobiology.  Entry for ENCYCLOPEDIC DICTIONARY OF SOCIAL AND
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (A. Barnard and J. Spencer eds.), London:
Routledge
 
The Imperial Animals 25 Years Later: An Interview With Lionel
Tiger and Robin Fox by Frank Miele. SKEPTIC MAGAZINE, vol.4 no.1
pp. 2-9 (double column)
 
Snowflakes and Similes (poetry) AMERICAN ARTS QUARTERLY XIII:1
 
 
1997
 
Too Much Memory: A Beginner's Guide to Ireland, THE NATIONAL
INTEREST, Winter 1997/98, pp.57-65 (double column)
 
Preface to the Transaction Edition: Twenty-five Years On (with
Lionel Tiger), THE IMPERIAL ANIMAL, New Brunswick: Transaction
Books
 
Address to the Graduands, University of Ulster Congregation, 3
July 1997 (Privately printed by the University)
 
Green Chili Stew of the Southwest, THE ANTHROPOLOGIST'S COOKBOOK,
editor, Jessica Kuper, Cambridge University Press (second edition).
 
 
1998
 
Testosterone is Not Alone: Internal Secretions and External
Behavior, BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, 21:3, pp. 375-76
 
1999
 
Defending the Young: Female Aggression, Resources, Dominance and
the Emptiness of Patriarchy, BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, vol.
22 no. 2, pp.224-5 (double column).
 
2000
 
Ashley Montagu, 1905-1999, ANTHROPOLOGY NEWS (American
Anthropological Association), vol. 41, no 1, January.
 
Lewis Henry Morgan and the Reason for Anthropology.  Introduction
to ANCIENT SOCIETY by L. H. Morgan.  New Brunswick and London:
Transaction Publ., pp. i-xli.
 
2001
 
Anthropology As It Ought To Be. LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS, Vol. 23,
no. 15, Aug. 9th (Review article of: In The Arms of Africa: the Life of Colin
Turnbull, by Roy Richard Grinker.)
 
Time Out Of Mind: Anthropological Reflections on Temporality,
KRONOSCOPE, (International Society for the Study of Time),
 vol.1, no.1, 129-137
 
Human Nature and Human Rights. THE NATIONAL INTEREST, 62, pp. 77-86
 
(Reprinted in HARPER'S Vol. 302, no. 1811, pp. 19-26) (Reprinted in
R. James Woolsey ed., THE NATIONAL INTEREST ON INTERNATIONAL LAW
AND ORDER, Transaction, 2003.)
 
2002
 
Human Rights and Foreign Policy.  THE NATIONAL INTEREST, 68,
 pp. 118-21 double column)(Reprinted in Woolsey as above.)
 
Introduction to the Japanese edition, THE CHALLENGE OF ANTHROPOLOGY
(Hosei U. Press, tr. Takao Minamizuka.) xi-xiv
 
2004
 
Sects and Evolution.  Feature Article, SOCIETY, Vol. 41 no. 6.
pp. 36-46 (double column)
 
 
2005
 
 
Male Bonding in the Epics and Romances. in D. S. Wilson and J. Gotschall eds., 
LITERATURE AND THE HUMAN ANIMAL, Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
 
Foreward. Jonathan Turner and Alexandra Maryanski, INCEST: THE ORIGINS
OF THE TABOO, Boulder/London: Paradigm Publishers.
 
 
 
2006
 
Which Ten Commandments? SOCIETY (Feature Article) (Jan.-Feb.)
vol.43  no. 1  pp. 8-11 (double column.)
 
Personal Adventures with the Authorship Question.  SHAKESPEARE-OXFORD NEWSLETTER.
Vol. 42 no. 2, pp. 4-12 (triple column)
 
 
2007
 
 
The Kindness of Strangers.  Review article. SOCIETY, 44:6 pp. 164-170, double column.
(Abridged and reprinted in HARPER’S, 315:1890, November.)
 
 
2008
 
Open Societies and Closed Minds, SOCIETY, 45: 3, pp. 239-246, double column.
 
Demonic Males and Missing Daughters, EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY, 6(3)432-435, double column.
 
Playing by the Rules: Sound and Sense in Swinburne and the Rhyming Poets, PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE 32, pp. 217-240
 
 
2009
 
Shakespeare, Oxford and the Grammar School Question. THE OXFORDIAN (Journal of the Shakespeare-Oxford Society) Vol. 11 pp. 113-36
 
 
 2010
 
A Mirror up to Nature: The Many Faces of Love in Shakespeare. THE EVOLUTIONARY REVUE.  Vol. 1 pp 133-37
 
A Matter of Pronunciation: Shakespeare, Oxford and the Petty School Question. THE OXFORDIAN. (Journal of the Shakespeare-Oxford Society.) Vol. 12 pp. 18-36
 
 
Why is there no History of Henry VII? THE SHAKESPEARE-OXFORD NEWSLETTER vol 46 no 2, pp. 1-4 (triple column).
 
 
 2011
 
 The Black Book, Oedipus and Robin Hood: Oxford’s Lawsuits and the Character of Timon.  THE OXFORDIAN Vol. 13 pp. 5-33
 
The Old Adam and the Last Man.  SOCIETY Vol. 48 no. 6, pp. 462-470 (Double Column) (Subject of symposium on “Taming the Savage Mind.”)              
 
 
2012
 
The Razor’s Edge. ACADEMIC QUESTIONS Spring. Vol. 25 no. 1 pp. 11-27.  Lead article for symposium on “Why Study the West.” Published also with open access at Springerlink.com, and on NAS website at www.nas.org/articles
 
Incest and the Necessity of In-Laws: Ancient Themes in Modern Narrative.  THE EVOLUTIONARY REVIEW Vol. 3 no. 1, pp 132-47
 
Comment on Boreman: “Incest, the Child, and the Despotic Father.”   CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY Vol. 53 no. 2  pp. 181-203
 
Ein nuer Blick auf TOTEM UND TABU, in Eberhard Th. Haas ed., 100 JAHRE TOTEM UND TABU: Freud und die Fundamente der Kultur.  Gietsen: Psychosocizial-Verlag.
 
A Good Deed: Homer on Chios.  ACADEMIC QUESTIONS Summer. Vol. 25 no. 2  pp. 279-81
 
2013
 
Offer Alternatives to the Four-Year Degree (In symposium “One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education”) ACADEMIC QUESTIONS, Winter, 25:4, 479-80
 
Oxfords Prozesse und Timons Charakter.  NEUES SHAKES-SPEARE JOURNAL.  Neue Folge Band 3, 85-105.
 
Twist and Shout: Review Article of Barber, Elizabeth Wayland: The Dancing Goddesses :Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance. LITERARY REVIEW, 140:10-11 (triple spacing)

2015

Marry In or Die Out: Optimal Inbreeding and the Meaning of Mediogamy. In Turner, J. H., Machalek R. & Maryanski A. eds: HANDBOOK ON EVOLUTION AND SOCIETY: Toward an Evolutionary Social Science. pp. 350-89,  Boulder Co. Paradigm Press
"Of course we marry cousins.  What would you​ have us do, marry strangers?”
                                                                                               
                                                                               Groom at a Baghdad wedding (Tierney 2003)
 Abstract
 
This is a re-thinking of the analysis of exogamy and endogamy with a new approach to the adaptive benefits of the latter.  Bateson’s principle of optimal inbreeding in plants and animals, leads to the definition of mediogamy (close cousin marriage) as the human equivalent.  Incest avoidance is examined as the driver of human exogamy and as a form of dispersion subject to general laws of fragmentation and dispersion.  The basic forms of exogamic marriage, the human phenomenon of endogamy through parallel cousin marriage, dispersion in animals and humans and its relationship to the preservation of the optimal number (after Malthus) are examined. The possibility is explored that a mechanism other than resource optimization is responsible for population segmentation and dispersion across species, namely optimization of fertility by consanguineous mating.   Data from four taxa and from human birth records suggest that the same underlying mechanisms are present from single-celled organisms to humans, governing population fluctuations and fragmentation that have to do with preserving levels of fertility through optimal inbreeding and losing them through dilution of consanguinity.  This challenges the                                                                                 Malthusian resource-based paradigm, and makes mediogamy the optimal strategy in human                                                                           mating systems. The consequences of its decline for fertility levels in current populations are                                                                           suggested.