How Culture Works

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451602296
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 217
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Road Map
Pt. I Culture in the Natural World 1
1 Matter, Life, and Culture 3
2 A Model of the Human Animal 13
3 What Culture Does to Society I: Culturized Animal Behavior 23
4 What Culture Does to Society II: Human Social Organization 37
Pt. II Cultural Dynamics 47
5 Chains: Trajectories and Cycles 49
6 Transformation and Recontexting 61
7 Pattern and Turbulence 77
8 What Culture Change Involves 93
9 Innovations and Cultural Cusps 101
10 Disasters and Cultural Traps 117
11 Cultural Dissonance 133
Pt. III Working With Culture 145
12 Beyond Fieldwork 147
13 Simulation 159
14 Some Lock-ins 173
15 Visions and Scenarios 187
Notes 199
Acknowledgments 209
Index 211
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