Darwinian Sociocultural Evolution : Solutions to Dilemmas in Cultural and Social Theory Hardback
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 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 250 pages, 5 Tables, unspecified; 5 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 14/01/2010
- Category: Social & cultural anthropology
- ISBN: 9780521768931