The Resource Darwinian sociocultural evolution : solutions to dilemmas in cultural and social theory, by Marion Blute

Darwinian sociocultural evolution : solutions to dilemmas in cultural and social theory, by Marion Blute

Label
Darwinian sociocultural evolution : solutions to dilemmas in cultural and social theory
Title
Darwinian sociocultural evolution
Title remainder
solutions to dilemmas in cultural and social theory
Statement of responsibility
by Marion Blute
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Social scientists can learn a lot from evolutionary biology - from systematics and principles of evolutionary ecology to theories of social interaction including competition, conflict and cooperation, as well as niche construction, complexity, eco-evo-devo, and the role of the individual in evolutionary processes. Darwinian sociocultural evolutionary theory applies the logic of Darwinism to social-learning-based cultural and social change. With a multidisciplinary approach for graduate biologists, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, social psychologists, archaeologists, linguists, economists, political scientists and science and technology specialists, the author presents this model of evolution drawing on a number of sophisticated aspects of biological evolutionary theory. The approach brings together a broad and inclusive theoretical framework for understanding in the social sciences which addresses many of the dilemmas at their forefront - the relationship between history and necessity, conflict and cooperation, the ideal and the material and the problems of agency, subjectivity and the nature of social structure."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
303.401
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM631
LC item number
.B58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Darwinian sociocultural evolution : solutions to dilemmas in cultural and social theory, by Marion Blute
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Preface. A postmodern metanarrative -- 1. Introduction -- 2. History: where did something come from? -- 3. Necessity: why did it evolve? -- 4. Competition, conflict and cooperation: why and how do they interact socially? -- 5. The ideal and the material: the role of memes in evolutionary social science -- 6. Micro and macro I: the problem of agency -- 7. Micro and macro II: the problem of subjectivity -- 8. Micro and macro III: the evolution of complexity and the problem of social structure -- 9. Evolutionism and the future of the social sciences
Control code
000045271790
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 239 p.
Isbn
9780521745956
Lccn
2010293522
Other control number
100538048
Other physical details
ill.
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  • sr25008614
  • (OCoLC)456838720

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