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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... but sleeping apart from them , e.g. in a special hut or in a cattle shed . R
Complete segregation , in which adolescent boys go to live as individuals with
relatives outside the nuclear family , e.g. with grandparents or with a maternal or
... who are strangers to them , and of providing a set of conventional relations
between the Borana and the Sakuye and Warta tribes who live While there is no
inheritance of land , or even of grazing rights , cattle are inherited patrilineally .
Those who live permanently in the lowlands are willing to put up with the heat
and malaria for the sake of a continuous diet of milk and butter in contrast to
persons who prefer the ensete and vegetable diet of the cool , damp , and
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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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