Christopher Boehm

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Christopher Boehm is an American cultural anthropologist with a subspecialty in primatology, who researches conflict resolution, altruism, moral origins, and feuding and warfare. He is also the Director of the Jane Goodall Research Center at University of Southern California, a multi-media interactive database focusing on the social and moral behavior of world hunter gatherers.[1]

Education[edit]

Boehm received his Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1972, and was later trained in ethological field techniques (1983).

Field work[edit]

Boehm has done field work with Navajos, Montenegrin Serbs, and wild chimpanzees, focusing on questions of morality and evolution.

Awards[edit]

Boehm has won the Stirling Prize in Psychological Anthropology, and has been the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at the School of Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Boehm, C. (2012). Moral Origins: Social Selection and the Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame. New York: Basic Books.
  • Boehm, C. (1999). Special Issue on Group Selection, for the journal Human Nature, 1999. (Christopher Boehm, Ed.).
  • Boehm, C. (1999). Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Boehm, C. (1998). Krvna Osveta u Crnoj Gori. Podgorica, Montenegro: CID, 1986 revised book translated into Serbian: Serbian title is Blood Revenge in Montenegro. Titograd.
  • Boehm, C. (1986). 1986 Blood Revenge: The Enactment and Management of Conflict in Montenegro and Other Tribal Societies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [1984 book reprinted with revisions and new title].
  • Boehm, C. (1984). 1984 Blood Revenge: The Anthropology of Feuding in Montenegro and Other Nonliterate Societies. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.
  • Boehm, C. (1983). 1983 Montenegrin Social Organization and Values: Political Ethnography of a Refuge Area Tribal Adaptation. New York: AMS Press.

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