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The history of modern culture.

Author: Maurice Parmelee
Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library [1960]
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Parmelee, Maurice, 1882-1969.
History of modern culture.
New York, Philosophical Library [1960]
(OCoLC)743293421
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Parmelee
OCLC Number: 1381692
Description: 1295 pages 24 cm
Contents: PART I: ORIGINS AND EARLY EVOLUTION. The universe and mankind --
The threshold of social evolution --
The emergence of mankind --
The dynamics of behavior --
The directives of behavior --
The integration of behavior --
The threshold of cultural evolution --
The pre-literate accumulation of material culture --
The linguistic pre-requisite of culture --
Language and writing --
The correlation of material and mental culture --
The origins of social organization --
The origins of industrial occupations --
Environment and institutional evolution --
The rise of animism : magic and religion --
Sex, marriage and the family --
Kinship bonds : clan, tribe, caste --
The sources of social control --
The forms of social control --
The origins and nature of the state --
The state as an agency of power --
The first age of imperialism from Sargon (ca. 2341 B. C.) to Alexander (323 B. C.) --
The Middle Age of imperialism to the fall of Rome (476 A. D.) and the Byzantine Empire to 1453 A. D. --
Science and technology in the ancient world --
The origin of social classes --
Class dominance --
Social stratification PART II: EMERGENCE OF MODERN CULTURE. The transition from rigid status to class mobility --
Feudalism and land tenure --
The rise of modern nationalism from the medieval period --
Science, invention and technology in the modern world --
The modern age of imperialism from the discovery of America (1492) --
The cost of economic imperialism --
The rise of American imperialism in the 20th century --
The politico-economic development of the state --
The nature of capitalism --
Finance and monopoly capitalism --
Competition and capitalist waste --
The contradictions of capitalism --
A social economy : planning --
Organized work and a world calendar --
The effective distribution of wealth --
The political aspect of a collectivist economy --
War and social anarchy --
What is geo-economic regionalism? --
What are the geo-economic regions? --
The world federation of geo-economic regions --
The play function of sex --
The regulation of sex --
The double standard of sex freedom --
The function of prostitutes --
Free contractual marriage --
Reproduction and population PART III: GEOGRAPHICAL AND FUNCTIONAL FACTORS. The oriental and occidental cultural zones --
The religious feast --
Eastern mysticism and Western science --
Oriental familism and occidental individualism --
The recognition of sex in the Orient --
Recreation in Orient and Occident --
Nature and the artificial life in East ans West --
The military and missionary invasion of the East --
Oriental nationalism and imperialism --
The interpretation of culture between East and West --
Clothing : the utility and disutility of culture --
Human esthetics --
The gymnosophic society --
The role of the fine arts --
Radicalism and conservative --
revolution and permanence --
The division of labor and technological change --
Invention and diffusion --
Institutional selection and survival --
Sex and ethics --
The repudiation of the supernatural --
Collectivism versus capitalism --
The emergence of the world society --
The eventual extinction of mankind --
Theories of cultural evolution --
Fallacies concerning culture.
Other Titles: Modern culture.

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