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The Resource Cultural evolution, Kate Distin

Cultural evolution, Kate Distin

Label
Cultural evolution
Title
Cultural evolution
Statement of responsibility
Kate Distin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Kate Distin proposes a theory of cultural evolution and shows how it can help us to understand the origin and development of human culture. Distin introduces the concept that humans share information not only in natural languages, which are spoken or signed, but also in artefactual languages like writing and musical notation, which use media that are made by humans. Languages enable humans to receive and transmit variations in cultural information and resources. In this way, they provide the mechanism for cultural evolution. The human capacity for metarepresentation - thinking about how we think - accelerates cultural evolution, because it frees cultural information from the conceptual limitations of each individual language. Distin shows how the concept of cultural evolution outlined in this book can help us to understand the complexity and diversity of human culture, relating her theory to a range of subjects including economics, linguistics, and developmental biology
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Distin, Kate
Dewey number
303.4
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.D58 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Culture
  • Communication
  • Language and languages
  • Material culture
  • Social interaction
  • Human beings
Label
Cultural evolution, Kate Distin
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511779978
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511779978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cultural evolution, Kate Distin
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511779978
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511779978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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