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Description for Home Hardcover. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: JMR; PSAN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 140 x 25. .
As the adage goes, home is where the heart is. This may seem self-explanatory, but none of our close primate cousins have anything like homes. Whether we live in an igloo or in Buckingham Palace, the fact that Homo sapiens create homes is one of the greatest puzzles of our evolution. In Home , neuroanthropologist John S. Allen marshals evidence from evolutionary anthropology, neuroscience, the study of emotion, and modern sociology to argue that the home is one of the most important cognitive, technological, and cultural products of our species' evolution. It is because we have homes,relatively secure against ... Read more

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About John S. Allen
John Allen is a neuroanthropologist and research scientist at the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging centre and the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is also research associate in the Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington. The author of several trade books and textbooks, Allen lives near Lexington, Kentucky.

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Praise for Home: Readers interested in anthropology and the cultural exploration of why humans have created the idea of home and what this idea means will enjoy John S. Allen's exploration in this newly published volume... [His] writing style is clear and straightforward.
New York Journal of Books [Allen] investigates the neuroscience and psychology of 'feeling at ... Read more

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