Ethnic nationalism, evolutionary psychology and Genetic Similarity Theory n

@article{Rushton2005EthnicNE,
  title={Ethnic nationalism, evolutionary psychology and Genetic Similarity Theory n},
  author={J. P. Rushton},
  journal={Nations and Nationalism},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={489-507}
}
Genetic Similarity Theory extends Anthony D. Smith's theory of ethno-symbolism by anchoring ethnic nepotism in the evolutionary psychology of altruism. Altruism toward kin and similar others evolved in order to help replicate shared genes. Since ethnic groups are repositories of shared genes, xenophobia is the 'dark side' of human altruism. A review of the literature demonstrates the pull of genetic similarity in dyads such as marriage partners and friendships, and even large groups, both… Expand
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