The Resource The origin and evolution of cultures, Robert Boyd, Peter J. Richerson

The origin and evolution of cultures, Robert Boyd, Peter J. Richerson

Label
The origin and evolution of cultures
Title
The origin and evolution of cultures
Statement of responsibility
Robert Boyd, Peter J. Richerson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past 25 years, Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson have become well known across a wide range of disciplines for their pathbreaking work on evolution and culture. This volume collects twenty of the influential but relatively inaccessible published articles that form the backbone of this research. The essays - which were published in a diverse set of journals and which are not easily available - are conceptually linked and form a cohesive, unified evolutionary account of human culture." "Interest in Boyd and Richardson's work spans anthropology, psychology, economics, philosophy, and political science, and has influenced work on animal behavior, economics and game theory, memes, and even archaeology." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN360
LC item number
.B69 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Evolution and cognition
Label
The origin and evolution of cultures, Robert Boyd, Peter J. Richerson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: The evolution of social learning -- Social learning and adaptation -- Why does culture increase human adaptability? -- Why culture is common, but cultural evolution is rare -- Climate, culture, and the evolution of cognition -- Norms and bounded rationality -- 2: Ethnic groups and markers -- The evolution of ethnic markers -- Shared norms and the evolution of ethnic markers / with Richard McElreath -- 3: Human cooperation, reciprocity, and group selection -- The evolution of reciprocity in sizable groups -- Punishment allows the evolution of cooperation (or anything else) in sizable groups -- Why people punish defector: weak conformist transmission can stabilize costly enforcement of norms in cooperative dilemmas / with Joseph Henrich -- Can group-functional behaviors evolve by cultural group selection? an empirical test / with Joseph Soltis -- Group-beneficial norms can spread rapidly in a structured population -- The evolution of altruistic punishment / with Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles -- Cultural evolution of human cooperation / with Joseph Henrich -- 4: Archaeology and culture history -- How microevolutionary processes give rise to history -- Are cultural phylogenies possible? / with Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, William H. Durham -- Was agriculture impossible during the Pleistocene but mandatory during the Holocene? a climate change hypothesis / with Robert L. Bettinger -- 5: Links to other disciplines -- Rationality, imitation, and tradition -- Simple models of complex phenomena: the case of cultural evolution -- Memes: universal acid or a better mousetrap?
Control code
ocm64590314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 456 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195181456
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3644487x
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)64590314
  • ebsco0195165241

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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