Cultural evolution : how Darwinian theory can explain human culture and synthesize the social sciences / Alex Mesoudi.

By: Mesoudi, Alex
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011Description: xiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780226520438 (alk. paper); 0226520439 (alk. paper); 9780226520445 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0226520447 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Social evolution | CultureDDC classification: 306.01 LOC classification: HM626 | .M486 2011
Contents:
A cultural species -- Cultural evolution -- Cultural microevolution -- Cultural macroevolution i: archaeology and anthropology -- Cultural macroevolution ii: language and history -- Evolutionary experiments: cultural evolution in the lab -- Evolutionary ethnography: cultural evolution in the field -- Evolutionary economics: cultural evolution in the marketplace -- Culture in nonhuman species -- Toward an evolutionary synthesis for the social sciences.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A cultural species -- Cultural evolution -- Cultural microevolution -- Cultural macroevolution i: archaeology and anthropology -- Cultural macroevolution ii: language and history -- Evolutionary experiments: cultural evolution in the lab -- Evolutionary ethnography: cultural evolution in the field -- Evolutionary economics: cultural evolution in the marketplace -- Culture in nonhuman species -- Toward an evolutionary synthesis for the social sciences.

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