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The Origin and evolution of cultures

Author: Boyd, Robert ; Richerson, Peter J. Series: Evolution and cognition Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 456 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780195181456Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Origin and Evolution of Cultures Contents Introduction 3 PART 1: THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL LEARNING 13 1: Social Learning as an Adaptation 19 2: Why Does Culture Increase Human Adaptability? 35 3: Why Culture Is Common, but Cultural Evolution Is Rare 4: Climate, Culture, and the Evolution of Cognition 66 5: Norms and Bounded Rationality 83 52 PART 2: ETHNIC GROUPS AND MARKERS 99 6: The Evolution of Ethnic Markers 103 7: Shared Norms and the Evolution of Ethnic Markers 118 With Richard McElreath PART 3: HUMAN COOPERATION, RECIPROCITY, AND GROUP SELECTION 133 8: The Evolution of Reciprocity in Sizable Groups 145 9: Punishment Allows the Evolution of Cooperation (or Anything Else) in Sizable Groups 166 10: Why People Punish Defectors: Weak Conformist Transmission Can Stabilize Costly Enforcement of Norms in Cooperative Dilemmas 189 With Joseph Henrich 11: Can Group-Functional Behaviors Evolve by Cultural Group Selection? An Empirical Test 204 With Joseph Soltis 12: Group-Beneficial Norms Can Spread Rapidly in a Structured Population 227 13: The Evolution of Altruistic Punishment 241 With Herbert Gintis and Samuel Bowles 14: Cultural Evolution of Human Cooperation 251 With Joseph Henrich PART 4: ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE HISTORY 283 15: How Microevolutionary Processes Give Rise to History 287 16: Are Cultural Phylogenies Possible? With Monique Borgerhoff Mulder and William H. Durham 310 17: Was Agriculture Impossible during the Pleistocene but Mandatory during the Holocene? A Climate Change Hypothesis With Robert L. Bettinger 337 PART 5: LINKS TO OTHER DISCIPLINES 18: Rationality, Imitation, and Tradition 379 19: Simple Models of Complex Phenomena: The Case of Cultural Evolution 397 20: Memes: Universal Acid or a Better Mousetrap? 420 375 Author Index Subject Index 437 446

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