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Sociocultural evolution : calculation and contingency

Author: Bruce G Trigger
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, ©1998.
Series: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study traces the development of the concept of sociocultural evolution, and relates how it is currently understood, and misunderstood, to the major political and cultural debates of the present  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce G Trigger
ISBN: 1557869766 9781557869760 1557869774 9781557869777
OCLC Number: 37300795
Description: xiv, 306 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reversing Utopia --
Enlightenment evolution --
Romantic reaction --
Racist evolution --
Revolution and solidarity --
Western evolutionary counterpoint --
American neo-evolutionism --
Evolution attacked again --
The planning imperative --
Evolution and the future.
Series Title: New perspectives on the past (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
Responsibility: Bruce G. Trigger.

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"Trigger writes about sociocultural evolution in clear, authoritative prose, informed by a marvelous breadth of scholarship in archaeology, anthropology and history. His historical essay stands as a Read more...

 
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