The Principles of Social Evolution
Clarendon Press, 1986 - 412 Seiten
Dispelling the general assumption that social institutions survive because of their sophisticated adaptive advantages, this groundbreaking work asserts that the most common customs and institutions may endure because of their very simplicity or as a result of simple human proclivity. Using religious, military, and kinship institutions to illustrate this argument, the author shows that a precise combination of these factors may lead to the emergence of new forms of social evolution.
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I propose to examine three societies : the Konso , who are terrace and manure
agriculturalists , growing sorghum and maize on the lower slopes and wheat and
barley on higher ground , with limited numbers of cattle , sheep , and goats ; the ...
Konso 44 % Borana 12 % 16 % Sidamo Figure 6 Source : Bender 1971 : 174 ,
175 . that , despite the close relation between the two languages , the Konso are
not simply Borana who have taken up agriculture : we should beware of thinking
Konso religion , like that of the Borana and Sidamo , is therefore essentially
monotheistic , but like many other peoples the Konso also believe in spirits . The
traditional name for these is oritta , and they are generally regarded as
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I'm glad this was the first book I read on social evolution. The author does a great job of explaining why the darwinian theory of variation and selection can not be applied directly to social ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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