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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Warfare Categories 1 2 3 4 Population density Low Moderate High 5 1 0 1 10 6 0
0 2 0 0 1 6 11 9 N 6 17 2 1 26 x2 = 21.38 df = 6 p = < .00114 The cell in bold type
contributes 9.49 to the total y value . well . The obvious interpretation is that ...
Rather than reducing competition , warfare seems to have caused a quantum
jump in the pressure of population on a shrinking available environment . ( Ibid . ,
173-4 ) Warfare did , ultimately , reduce Kofyar overpopulation but only through
in Chapter III that primitive warfare is typically concerned with glory , vengeance ,
and booty , not with political conquest , which requires higher levels of
subordination , discipline , specialization , and hierarchical command structures .
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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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