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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A hunting people will have one type of social organization as a consequence of
this kind of activity , i.e. the use of certain technological implements ; an
agricultural , pastoral , or industrial people will have another cast to its social
Christopher Robert Hallpike. 14. Forms of family A capital letter indicates the
social composition of the predominant form of the family , regardless of its
residential distribution . E The predominant form of family organization is a large
Goldschmidt however , claims that within the general pastoralist category , the
herding of large animals in arid lands produces a distinctive type of social
organization , value system , and world - view ( Goldschmidt 1979 : 19 , Fig . 1 ) .
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