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The Resource Explaining culture scientifically, edited by Melissa J. Brown

Explaining culture scientifically, edited by Melissa J. Brown

Label
Explaining culture scientifically
Title
Explaining culture scientifically
Statement of responsibility
edited by Melissa J. Brown
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What exactly is culture? The authors of this volume suggest that the study of one of anthropology's central questions may be a route to developing a scientific paradigm for the field. The contributors - prominent scholars in anthropology, biology, and economics - approach culture from very different theoretical and methodological perspectives, through studies grounded in fieldwork, surveys, demography, and other empirical data. From humans to chimpanzees, from Taiwan to New Guinea, from cannibalism to marriage patterns, this volume directly addresses the challenges of explaining culture scientifically. The evolutionary paradigm lends itself particularly well to the question of culture; in these essays, different modes of inheritance - genetic, cultural, ecological, and structural - illustrate evolutionary patterns in a variety of settings." "Explaining Culture Scientifically is necessary reading for scholars and students in anthropology and related disciplines."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brown, Melissa J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Ethnology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Culture
  • Ethnology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Label
Explaining culture scientifically, edited by Melissa J. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-357) and index
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
  • Marcus W. Feldman
  • Cultural evolution : accomplishments and future prospects
  • Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd
  • Conditions for the spread of culturally transmitted costly punishment of sib mating
  • Kenichi Aoki, Yasuo Ihara, and Marcus W. Feldman
  • Sexually transmitted infections as biomarkers of cultural behavior
  • James Holland Jones
  • When culture affects behavior : a new look at kuru
  • William H. Durham
  • When culture does not affect behavior : the structural basis of ethnic identity
  • Introduction,
  • Melissa J. Brown
  • Cultural species
  • Joseph Henrich
  • Culture matters : inferences from comparative behavioral experiments and evolutionary models
  • Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
  • Cultural evolution and uxorilocal marriage in China : a second opinion
  • Arthur P. Wolf
  • When theory is data : coming to terms with "culture" as a way of life
  • Gregory Starrett
  • Studying "culture" scientifically as an oxymoron : the interesting question is why people don't accept this
  • Developing a scientific paradigm for understanding culture
  • Robert Borofsky
  • Epilogue,
  • Future considerations
  • Melissa J. Brown
  • Melissa J. Brown
  • Some kinds of causal powers that make up culture
  • Roy D'Andrade
  • Culture in evolution : toward an integration of chimpanzee and human cultures
  • Christophe Boesch
  • Dissent with modification : cultural evolution and social niche construction
Control code
ocn954055102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 387 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295997636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctd5ww
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954055102
Label
Explaining culture scientifically, edited by Melissa J. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-357) and index
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
  • Marcus W. Feldman
  • Cultural evolution : accomplishments and future prospects
  • Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd
  • Conditions for the spread of culturally transmitted costly punishment of sib mating
  • Kenichi Aoki, Yasuo Ihara, and Marcus W. Feldman
  • Sexually transmitted infections as biomarkers of cultural behavior
  • James Holland Jones
  • When culture affects behavior : a new look at kuru
  • William H. Durham
  • When culture does not affect behavior : the structural basis of ethnic identity
  • Introduction,
  • Melissa J. Brown
  • Cultural species
  • Joseph Henrich
  • Culture matters : inferences from comparative behavioral experiments and evolutionary models
  • Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
  • Cultural evolution and uxorilocal marriage in China : a second opinion
  • Arthur P. Wolf
  • When theory is data : coming to terms with "culture" as a way of life
  • Gregory Starrett
  • Studying "culture" scientifically as an oxymoron : the interesting question is why people don't accept this
  • Developing a scientific paradigm for understanding culture
  • Robert Borofsky
  • Epilogue,
  • Future considerations
  • Melissa J. Brown
  • Melissa J. Brown
  • Some kinds of causal powers that make up culture
  • Roy D'Andrade
  • Culture in evolution : toward an integration of chimpanzee and human cultures
  • Christophe Boesch
  • Dissent with modification : cultural evolution and social niche construction
Control code
ocn954055102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 387 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295997636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctd5ww
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954055102

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