This is the seventh volume in a series designed to publish theoretical, empirical and review papers on scientific human ecology. Human ecology is interpreted to include structural and functional changes in human social organization and sociocultural systems.
List of contributors. Preface (L. Freese). Evolutionary sociology (A.R. Maryanski). Social relations, social change, and human nature: connecting evolutionary psychology to social theory (P. Dickens). Darwin, Durkheim, and mutualism (W.R. Catton Jr). Gender, work, and subsistence: a human ecological explanation for the availability of female labor leading up to the industrial revolution (N. Lauster). Local "instigating disputes" and the politicization of the environment: the case of Tampere, Finland (M. Laine et al.). The urban environment: the intersection of white middle-class and white working-class environmentalism (1820s-1950s) (D.E. Taylor). Ecological and normative fundamentals of value judgments in nature conservation: the case of nonindigenous plants (U. Eser). Holism: writ and reposte in ecology and human ecology (G.L. Young).