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How traditions live and die

Author: Olivier Morin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Foundations of human interaction.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Morin, Olivier.
How traditions live and die
(DLC) 2015013931
(OCoLC)919041662
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Morin
ISBN: 9780190210519 0190210516
OCLC Number: 922640465
Description: 1 online resource.
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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