Profiles in Cultural Evolution

Papers from a Conference in Honor of Elman R. Service (Anthropological Papers (Univ of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology)) by A. Terry Rambo

Publisher: Univ of Michigan Museum

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  • Asia, Southeastern,
  • Service, Elman Rogers,
  • South America,
  • Congresses,
  • Cultural And Social Anthropology,
  • Ethnology,
  • Social evolution

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ContributionsKathleen Gillogly (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages450
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ISBN 100915703238
ISBN 109780915703234

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Part I presents a background on the study of cultural evolution. Part II deals with the evolution of complex societies in the tropics of South America. Part III discusses stage sequences and directionality in cultural evolution. Part IV examines the role of prime movers in cultural evolution.

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This book presents a range of evidence for the theory of cultural evolution and shows how it can help us to understand the origin and development of human culture. Evolution of any kind needs a mechanism of inheritance, to transmit variations from one generation to the next/5(2).

Genre/Form: Kongress Conference papers and proceedings Congresses: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Profiles in cultural evolution. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Museum of. 'Cultural Evolution culminates a remarkably productive half-century’s exploration of cultural change by Ronald F.

Inglehart. This renowned scholar now extends the reach of his theory to global history, while honing his concepts to dissect, for example, the emergence of right-wing populism and LGBTQ by: Secondly, culture is part of biology: the capacity to acquire and transmit culture is a derived component of human psychology, and the contents of culture are deeply intertwined with our biology.

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Cultural evolution is the change of this information over time. Cultural evolution, historically also known as sociocultural evolution, was originally developed in the 19th century by anthropologists stemming from Charles Darwin's research on evolution.

Today, cultural evolution has become the basis for a growing field of scientific research in the social sciences, including anthropology. Boyd and Richerson explore how genetic and cultural factors interact, under the influence of evolutionary forces, to produce the diversity we see in human cultures.

Using methods developed by population biologists, they propose a theory of cultural evolution that is an original and fair-minded alternative to the sociobiology debate. Tim Lewens aims to understand what it means to take an evolutionary approach to cultural change, and why it is that this approach is often treated with suspicion.

Convinced of the exceptional power of natural selection, many thinkers--typically working in biological anthropology, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary biology--have suggested it should be freed from the confines of biology, and. General Overviews. Mesoudi, et al. reviews evidence that cultural evolution is Darwinian by drawing an explicit analogy with Darwin’s original argument in On the Origin of Species published in Mesoudi, et al.

then provides a more detailed overview of the field of cultural evolution, from phylogenetic analyses of cultural macroevolution to experimental and theoretical. Leading scholars report on current research that demonstrates the central role of cultural evolution in explaining human behavior.

Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior. Wider application of these insights, however, has been hampered by traditional.

Charles Darwin changed the course of scientific thinking by showing how evolution accounts for the stunning diversity and biological complexity of life on earth. Recently, there has also been increased interest in the social sciences in how Darwinian theory can explain human culture.

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People evolved to cooperate in small groups. As their way of life changed rapidly, there was no time for Sapiens to evolve the skills of mass cooperation. Evolution of Culture Chapter | 40 3 To protect the rights of the author(s) and publisher we inform you that this PDF is an uncorrected proof for internal business use only by the author(s), editor.

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Cultural evolution, also called sociocultural evolution, the development of one or more cultures from simpler to more complex forms. The subject may be viewed as a unilinear phenomenon that describes the evolution of human behaviour as a whole, or it may be viewed as a multilinear phenomenon, in which case it describes the evolution of individual cultures or societies (or of given parts of a.

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Cultural evolution regards the changes and adaptations to a societies identity, sensitivities, perspectives, and behaviors over time. The transformation of closed societies to globalization is a. "In this book, Kate Distin proposes a theory of cultural evolution and shows how it can help us to understand the origin and development of human culture.

Distin introduces the concept that humans share information not only in natural languages, which are spoken or signed, but also in artefactual languages like writing and musical notation. The Culture Concept in Cultural Evolution.

How do theorists within the field of cultural evolution understand what ‘culture’ is (see Driscoll for general discussion). Richerson and Boyd’s () definition is fairly typical of the field as a whole, and is mirrored in.

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