Cultural Transmission and Evolution (Mpb-16), Volume 16: A Quantitative Approach. (Mpb-16)

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A number of scholars have found that concepts such as mutation, selection, and random drift, which emerged from the theory of biological evolution, may also explain evolutionary phenomena in other disciplines as well. Drawing on these concepts, Professors Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman classify and systematize the various modes of transmitting "culture" and explore their consequences for cultural evolution. In the process, they develop a mathematical theory of the non-genetic transmission of cultural traits that provides a ...

Cultural Transmission and Evolution (Mpb-16), Volume 16: A Quantitative Approach. (Mpb-16) 1981, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691082837

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