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Cultural evolution : how Darwinian theory can explain human culture and synthesize the social sciences

Author: Alex Mesoudi
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering a range of topics, including fads, public policy, the spread of religion, and herd behavior in markets, this title shows that human culture is itself an evolutionary process that exhibits  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Mesoudi
ISBN: 9780226520445 0226520447
OCLC Number: 920290816
Description: XIII, 264 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Conté: A cultural species --
Cultural evolution --
Cultural microevolution --
Cultural macroevolution i: archaeology and anthropology --
Cultural macroevolution ii: language and history --
Evolutionary experiments: cultural evolution in the lab --
Evolutionary ethnography: cultural evolution in the field --
Evolutionary economics: cultural evolution in the marketplace --
Culture in nonhuman species --
Toward an evolutionary synthesis for the social sciences
Responsibility: Alex Mesoudi.

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"Alex Mesoudi argues very persuasively that the way we think and act is enormously influenced by the culture in which we live and that the major elements of modern culture - science, technology, law, Read more...

 
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