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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Linton ( 1936 : 115–28 ) distinguished between “ ascribed and achieved ' status
in the following terms : Ascribed statuses are those which are assigned to
individuals without reference to their innate differences or abilities . They can be ...
Secondly , as we shall consider in more detail shortly , warrior status throughout
East Africa generally is much more a matter of age than clan , just as ritual status
is closely associated with elderhood . Nor do we find among the Nuer and Masai
A shih was proud of his status and derived strong self - respect from it . Improper
favours to shih were not to be accepted even in matters of life and death . The
code of the shih was adapted and given new moral content by Confucius and his
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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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