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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( Hamer 1970 : 60 ) The Gadane thus seems very similar to the Abba Boku of the
Borana . The Gadane and Jet - lawa may also function peacemakers for the
Sidamo : “ This is so much a part of their role that they must become living
symbols of ...
But because this type of assembly was so closely related to the gada system , it
does not seem able ... ( Stubbs 1880 : I. 469 ) 19 Whether the institutions that will
be examined here were common to a wider range of societies seems ...
mutual assistance in a confraternity , and this seems to have been of great
significance in establishing the social influence of the merchant class . Under the
Roman Empire , for example , capitalist enterprise seems to have been
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