Fission-Fusion Dynamics New Research Frameworks

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Authors: Aureli, F., Korstjens, A.H. et al.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/586708

Journal: Current Anthropology

Volume: 49

Pages: 627-654

ISSN: 0011-3204

DOI: 10.1086/586708

Renewed interest in fission-fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlying communicative and cognitive abilities. New frameworks for integrating current knowledge on fission-fusion dynamics emerge from a fundamental rethinking of the term “fission-fusion” away from its current general use as a label for a particular modal type of social system (i.e., “fission-fusion societies”). Specifically, because the degree of spatial and temporal cohesion of group members varies both within and across taxa, any social system can be described in terms of the extent to which it expresses fission-fusion dynamics. This perspective has implications for socioecology, communication, cognitive demands, and human social evolution.

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Authors: Aureli, F., Korstjens, A.H. et al.

Journal: Current Anthropology

Volume: 49

Issue: 4

Pages: 627-654

ISSN: 0011-3204

DOI: 10.1086/586708

Renewed interest in fission-fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlying communicative and cognitive abilities. New frameworks for integrating current knowledge on fission-fusion dynamics emerge from a fundamental rethinking of the term "fission- fusion" away from its current general use as a label for a particular modal type of social system (i.e., "fission-fusion societies"). Specifically, because the degree of spatial and temporal cohesion of group members varies both within and across taxa, any social system can be described in terms of the extent to which it expresses fission-fusion dynamics. This perspective has implications for socioecology, communication, cognitive demands, and human social evolution. © 2008 by The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. All rights reserved.

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Authors: Aureli, F., Korstjens, A.H. et al.

Journal: CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY

Volume: 49

Issue: 4

Pages: 627-654

ISSN: 0011-3204

DOI: 10.1086/586708

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