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How traditions live and die

Author: Olivier Morin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Foundations of human interaction
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together cognitive science and quantitative cultural history to look into the causes of cultural survival. Instead of blind and faithful imitation, it explores the appeal of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Morin
ISBN: 9780190210496 0190210494 9780190210502 0190210508
OCLC Number: 950864695
Description: XVI, 300 Seiten.
Contents: Introduction. The Flop Problem and the Wear-and-Tear Problem ; 1. The Transmission and Diffusion of Traditions ; 2. Communication and Imitation ; 3. The Myth of Compulsive Imitation ; 4. A Theory of Diffusion Chains ; 5. The Passing of Generations ; 6. An Ever More Cultural Animal ; Index
Series Title: Foundations of human interaction
Other Titles: Comment les traditions naissent et meurent
Responsibility: Olivier Morin.

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