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Agrarian Relations

The fiscal, economic, political, and social interrelations between the owner of land and its cultivator as reflected factually in the form of rent and coercion and juridically in ownership ...

Colobus and Leaf Monkeys

Colobus and Leaf Monkeys   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
9,656 words
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2

...is infanticide, the killing of dependent infants by conspecifics. Infanticide is not something discussed over polite dinner tables, but it has been widespread even among humans, practiced at some level in the majority of cultures, whether hunter–gatherer, horticulturalist, or agrarian, though apparently less so today than in the past. Indeed, it may have evolutionary implications that extend as far as those of the institution of marriage itself. Descriptions of infanticide in animals date back to the time of the ancient Greeks, but it was only in the 1960s...

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