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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... omitted because there were only 3 cases . Community size is also very closely
related to economy , at the p = .0001 level , but there is considerable variability
within each subsistence category as far as pastoralists and all agriculturalists are
He claims that despite these obvious and important differences , nevertheless '
much can be seen that closely resembles the characteristics of Ngai , Kwoth , or
Nhialic : all reside in the heavens , play a role in the creation , and rule over the ...
In his theory the cultural core refers to ' ... the constellation of features which are
most closely related to subsistence activities and economic arrangements . The
core includes such social , political , and religious patterns as are empirically ...
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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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