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Social Change and Evolution by Christopher Chase-Dunn

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Published by Allyn & Bacon .
Written in English


  • Sociology, Social Studies

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Number of Pages448
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Open LibraryOL10172120M
ISBN 100205381421
ISBN 109780205381425

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(shelved 1 time as social-evolution) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Readings in Social Evolution and Development presents a collection of articles on a specialized aspect of sociology, or social psychology. The book starts by describing social change and development and the role of institutionalization, individual behavior, and role performance on such change and development. 6 | Evolution, Autism AnD sociAl chAngE | 7 V cuRREnt sociEtY: tRAnsFoRmAtion FEAtuREs 18 the sharing, Aesthetic Economy 19 Female infanticide and Abortion 20 Youngest children immigrants 21 testosterone-Pineal gland Effect 22 multigenerational Effect 23 Emergence of Dream 24 transformation of Academia 25 social networking Sociocultural evolution, sociocultural evolutionism or cultural evolution are theories of cultural and social evolution that describe how cultures and societies change over time. Whereas sociocultural development traces processes that tend to increase the complexity of a society or culture, sociocultural evolution also considers process that can lead to decreases in complexity (degeneration.