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The theory of cultural and social selection

W. G. Runciman

The theory of cultural and social selection

by W. G. Runciman

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Darwin, Charles,,
  • Social evolution,
  • Sociology,
  • Natural selection

  • Edition Notes

    StatementW. G. Runciman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM626 .R86 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23643243M
    ISBN 109780521199513
    LC Control Number2009029185

    with economic, social and human capitals, such cultural capital actively reproduces social inequalities. The value of such „highbrow‟ culture is also recognised and rewarded in schools unevenly (Bourdieu and Passeron, ). Children exposed to elite culture at home are advantaged in Size: KB. new skills needed to live in their culture There are differences in children due to their circumstances – time, culture Higher psychological processes distinguished humans from other animals and that these processes had their origins in social interactions. attention, perception, memory File Size: KB.

    Editor’s Introduction: Cultural Theory – Genealogies, Orientations and Territories David Oswell xxi Volume I: Legacies and Innovations Beginnings 1. Richard Hoggart, The Uses of Literacy and the Cultural Turn 3 Stuart Hall 2. Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory 15 Raymond Williams 3. Orientalism Reconsidered 31 Edward W. Said Size: KB. culture to social theory and to develop an approach to culture that involved social contextualization and critique. The school of cultural studies that has become a global phenomenon of great importance over the last decade was inaugurated by the University of Birmingham Centre for ContemporaryFile Size: KB.

    error, also, in particularistic or unilateral views of the social life. A theory of social evolution in predominantly economic, or religious, or rationalistic terms must evidently be a theory of cultural rather than of social evolution in the broadest sense; for economic, religious, and rationalistic phenomena-indeed, all that we may. Such fitness interaction seems to occur because of cultural and social reactions due to the presence of affected individuals, and the interaction has been termed "social selection." Without assuming any specific genetic control for the social behavior, we can study the effect of social behavior on the incidence of a genetic by:


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The theory of cultural and social selection by W. G. Runciman Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the book natural selection is based on genes, cultural selection is based on memes and social selection is based on practices. Genetic traits are evoked, memetic traits are acquired and social practices are imposed.

Cultural selection and social selection are said to not be reducible to natural by: The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In The Theory of Cultural and Social Sel /5. The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection is a succinct and highly imaginative contribution to one of the great intellectual debates of our times, from one of The theory of cultural and social selection book world's leading social.

The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection is a succinct and highly imaginative contribution to one of the great intellectual debates of our times, from one of the world’s leading.

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In The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection, W. Runciman presents an original and wide-ranging account of the fundamental process by which human cultures and societies come to be of the different kinds that they are.

Drawing on and extending recent advances in neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory, Runciman argues that collective human. Cultural selection theory is a scientific discipline that explores sociological and cultural evolution the same way that Darwinian selection theory is used to explain biological evolution.

There are three obvious concepts to Cultural Selection. The three concepts are social contagion theory, evolutionary epistemology, and memetics. In the book natural selection is based on genes, cultural selection is based on memes and social selection is based on practices.

Genetic traits are evoked, memetic traits are acquired and social practices are imposed. Cultural selection and social selection are said to not be reducible to natural selection/5(6). Cultural Theory: An Introduction is a concise, accessible introduction to a complex field. Philip Smith provides a balanced, wide-ranging overview of contemporary cultural theory, covering the major thinkers and key concepts that have appeared and developed over the last century.

The book has an abundance of special features for students, with summaries, biographical notes, suggestions for. soCial sElECtion and thE origins of CulturE genes that resulted in greater fitness benefits to others than the self. The problem this insight created has now been mostly solved by kin selection, mutual benefits, and various versions of reciprocity theory.

Kin selection explains much individual sacrifice that benefits others (hamilton, ). "In The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection, W.G. Runciman presents an original and wide-ranging account of the fundamental process by which human cultures and societies come to be of the different kinds that they are.

Books shelved as cultural-theory: Orientalism by Edward W. Said, The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord, Mythologies by Roland Barthes, Capitalist Re.

E.U. Weber, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociocultural Studies. In Douglas and Wildavsky's () cultural theory, risk perception is viewed as a collective phenomenon by which members of different cultures selectively attend to different categories of culture selects some risks for attention and chooses to ignore others.

Get this from a library. The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection. [W G Runciman] -- A succinct and highly imaginative contribution to one of the great intellectual debates of our times.

Social selection: what does it contribute to social class differences in health. Abstract Social selection, or the idea that an individual's health can influence their social mobility and, hence, their position in the social hierarchy, has been suggested as an important element in the process which produces social class difference in by: About this journal.

Theory, Culture & Society is a highly ranked, high impact factor, rigorously peer reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles in the social and cultural sciences.

Launched to cater for the resurgence of interest in culture within contemporary social science, it provides a forum for articles which theorize the relationship between culture and society. The culture of education—including material culture such as classrooms, textbooks, libraries, dormitories—supports the emphasis placed on the value of educating a society’s members.

Conflict theorists view social structure as inherently unequal, based on power differentials related to issues like class, gender, race, and age. The cultural theory of risk, often referred to simply as Cultural Theory (with capital letters; not to be confused with culture theory), consists of a conceptual framework and an associated body of empirical studies that seek to explain societal conflict over s other theories of risk perception stress economic and cognitive influences, Cultural Theory asserts that structures of.

Social selection, or the idea that an individual's health can influence their social mobility and, hence, their position in the social hierarchy, has been suggested as an important element in the process which produces social class differences in by:   cultural evolution; mathematical models; gene–culture coevolution; niche construction; demography; Human culture encompasses ideas, behaviors, and artifacts that can be learned and transmitted between individuals and can change over time ().This process of transmission and change is reminiscent of Darwin’s principle of descent with modification through natural selection, and Darwin Cited by:.

Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the centre of debates in development studies. It introduces new ways of conceptualizing culture in relation to development by linking development studies to cultural studies, studies of social movements, religion and the notion of ‘social .nificant.

The vacillating history of the theory of cultural selection is described in chapter 2. This chapter also gives an overview of the different theoretical schools that relate to cultural selection.

Chapter 2 can be skipped or read later if the reader is not interested in the history of science. Chapter 3 and 4 can not be skipped, however.Cultural selection theory explains why certain cultures or cultural elements spread, possibly at the expense of other cultures or cultural elements which then disappear.

Cultural elements include social structure, traditions, religion, rituals, art, norms, morals.