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Culture and progress

Author: Wilson D Wallis; Kenneth Thompson
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Early sociology of culture, v. 8.; Making of sociology.
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wallis, Wilson D.
Culture and progress.
London : Routledge, 2003
(OCoLC)535452224
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson D Wallis; Kenneth Thompson
ISBN: 9781136479403 1136479406
OCLC Number: 857599674
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; THE EARLY SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE; Title Page; Copyright Page; PREFACE; Table of Contents; PART I Culture and Culture Change; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER I: CULTURE AREAS AND CULTURE TRAITS; 1. The Nature of Culture; 2. Contemporary Society as a Culture Phenomenon; 3. Western Civilization as a Culture and a Composite of Culture; 4. The Interdependence of Culture Traits; 5. Summary.; CHAPTER II: METHODS OF INFERRING CULTURE DEVELOPMENT; 1. The Statistical Approach; 2. Ethnological Reconstructions of Culture Development; 3. Sapir's ""Time Perspective"" 4. Critique of the ""Time Perspective"" Argument5. The So-called Historical Methods of Ethnologists.; CHAPTER III: MAGNITUDE OF DISTRIBUTION, CENTRIFUGAL SPREAD, AND CENTRIPEDAL ELABORATION OF CULTURE TRAITS; 1. Magnitude of Distribution of Culture Traits as a Criterion of Age; 2. The Distribution of Traits of Prehistoric Culture; 3. The Alleged Centrifugal Spread and Centripedal Elaboration of Traits; 4. Culture Limitations and Facilitations in the Spread of Traits; CHAPTER IV: THE DIFFUSION OF CULTURE TRAITS; 1. The Migration of Culture Traits. 2. The Spread of Culture Traits into Roman Civilization3. The Spread of Traits Through Moslem Culture; 4. The Spread of Chinese Culture Traits; 5. The Spread of Traits to, from, and within Western European Culture; 6. The Spread of English Culture Traits to France and Virginia in the Eighteenth Century; 7. The Spread of the Tobacco Complex; 8. The Spread of the Coffee and the Tea Complex; CHAPTER V: THE ASSIMILATION OF CULTURE TRAITS; 1. The Borrowing of Culture Traits; 2. The Vertical Spread of Culture Traits; 3. Degrees of Culture Saturation. 4. The Growth, Spread, and Assimilation of the Christmas ComplexCHAPTER VI: CULTURE CHANGE AND SURVIVALS; 1. The Primitive Philosophy of Culture Changes; 2. The Pulsation of Social Life; 3. Survivals; 4. Survivals in Esthetics; 5. Survivals in Ceremonialism; 6. Acculturation.; CHAPTER VII: INDEPENDENT ORIGINS OF SIMILAR CULTURE TRAITS; 1. Diffusion and Independent Origins; 2. Examples of Similarities Having Independent Origins; 3. The Law of Probability Applied to Similarities in Culture; 4. The Independent Origins of Similar Traits in the Old World and the New. CHAPTER VIII: CULTURE AND INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE1. The Continuity of Culture; 2. Individual Initiative; 3. The Hierarchy of Personalities; 4. Culture Continuity and Individual Initiative in Art; 5. Art as a Reflection of the Concepts of the Age and Culture; CHAPTER IX: CULTURE AND ULTIMATE AUTHORITY; 1. Ultimate Authority in Primitive Society; 2. Apparent and Real Authority; 3. The Test of Ultimate Authority; 4. Cycles of Authority; 5. The Channels of Social Life in which Ultimate Authority Must Move; CHAPTER X: CULTURE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS; 1. Culture Development as Increase in Complexity.
Series Title: Early sociology of culture, v. 8.; Making of sociology.
Responsibility: Wilson D. Wallis.

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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