The Resource Cultural evolution : society, technology, language, and religion, edited by Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen

Cultural evolution : society, technology, language, and religion, edited by Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen

Label
Cultural evolution : society, technology, language, and religion
Title
Cultural evolution
Title remainder
society, technology, language, and religion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior. Wider application of these insights, however, has been hampered by traditional disciplinary boundaries. To remedy this, in this volume leading researchers from theoretical biology, developmental and cognitive psychology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, history, and economics come together to explore the central role of cultural evolution in different aspects of human endeavor. The contributors take as their guiding principle the idea that cultural evolution can provide an important integrating function across the various disciplines of the human sciences, as organic evolution does for biology. The benefits of adopting a cultural evolutionary perspective are demonstrated by contributions on social systems, technology, language, and religion. Topics covered include enforcement of norms in human groups, the neuroscience of technology, language diversity, and prosociality and religion. The contributors evaluate current research on cultural evolution and consider its broader theoretical and practical implications, synthesizing past and ongoing work and sketching a roadmap for future cross-disciplinary efforts
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM626
LC item number
.C84295 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Strungmann forum reports
Label
Cultural evolution : society, technology, language, and religion, edited by Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-475) and index
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of contributors -- Introduction / Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen -- Cultural evolution of the structure of human groups -- Zoon politicon : the evolutionary roots of human sociopolitical -- Systems / Herbert Gintis and Carel van Schaik -- Human cooperation among kin and close associates may require / Sarah Mathew, Robert Boyd, and Matthijs Van Veelen -- The puzzle of human ultrasociality : how did large-scale complex societies evolve? / Peter Turchin -- Like me : a homophily-based account of human culture / Daniel Haun and Harriet Over -- Cultural evolution of the structure of human groups / Fiona M. Jordan, Rapporteur -- Carel van schaik, pieter fransis, herbert gintis, daniel haun, daniel j. hruschka, marco a. janssen, james a. kitts, laurent lehmann, sarah mathew, peter j. richerson, peter turchin, and polly wiessner -- The cultural evolution of technology and science -- The cultural evolution of technology : facts and theories / Robert Boyd, Peter Richerson, and Joseph Henrich -- Long-term trajectories of technological change / Stephen Shennan -- Neuroscience of technology / Dietrich Stout -- Scientific method as cultural innovation / Robert N. McCauley -- The cultural evolution of technology and science / Alex Mesoudi, Rapporteur, Kevin N. Laland, Robert Boyd, Briggs Buchanan, Emma Flynn, Robert N. McCauley, Jurgen Renn, Victoria Reyes-GarcÃ-a, Stephen Shennan, Dietrich Stout, and Claudio Tennie -- Cultural evolution of language -- The interplay of genetic and cultural factors in ongoing language evolution / Stephen C. Levinson and Dan Dediu -- Cultural evolution and language diversity / Nicholas Evans -- Language acquisition as a cultural process / Elena Lieven -- Phylogenetic models of language change: three new questions / Russell D. Gray, Simon J. Greenhill, and Quentin D. Atkinson -- Cultural evolution of language / Michael Cysouw, Rapporteur, Stephen C. Levinson, Andrea Baronchelli, Morten H. Christiansen, William Croft, Dan Dediu -- Nicholas evans, simon garrod, russell gray, anne kandler, and elena lieven -- The cultural evolution of religion -- The evolution of prosocial religions / Edward Slingerland, Joseph Henrich, and Ara Norenzayan -- Rethinking proximate causation and development in religious / Evolution -- Harvey whitehouse -- Religious prosociality: a synthesis -- Ara norenzayan, joseph henrich, and edward slingerland -- The cultural evolution of religion -- Bibliography -- Subject index
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ocn864715234
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 485 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781461950356
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022974939
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illustrations
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540364
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)864715234
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