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Culture and the evolutionary process / Robert Boyd & Peter J. Richerson.

By: Boyd, Robert, Ph. DContributor(s): Richerson, Peter JMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985Description: viii, 331 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9780226069333; 0226069311Subject(s): Social evolution | Human evolution | SociobiologyDDC classification: 304.5 LOC classification: GN360 | .B68 1985Summary: How do biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural factors combine to change societies over the long run? Boyd and Richerson explore how genetic and cultural factors interact, under the influence of evolutionary forces, to produce the diversity we see in human cultures. Using methods developed by population biologists, they propose a theory of cultural evolution that is an original and fair-minded alternative to the sociobiology debate. Summary: J.I. Staley Prize, 1989.
List(s) this item appears in: Staley Prize - Best in Anthropology
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Includes indexes.

Bibliography: p. 301-315.

How do biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural factors combine to change societies over the long run? Boyd and Richerson explore how genetic and cultural factors interact, under the influence of evolutionary forces, to produce the diversity we see in human cultures. Using methods developed by population biologists, they propose a theory of cultural evolution that is an original and fair-minded alternative to the sociobiology debate.

J.I. Staley Prize, 1989.

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