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Evolutionary Worlds without End$
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Henry Plotkin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.001.0001

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Selection and cultural change

Selection and cultural change

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(p.105) Chapter 5 Selection and cultural change
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Evolutionary Worlds without End
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Henry Plotkin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.003.005

Is it possible that cultural change could be accounted for by selection processes? This question is first considered in the light of cultures in non-humans such as songbirds and other species of ape; then specifically human culture is examined in the light of the complex cognitive processes that allow humans to enter into culture; whether the immense complexities of human culture in the form of social construcions is critically examined.

Keywords:   culture in non-humans, human culture, social constructons

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