Does Culture Evolve

@article{Fracchia1999DoesCE,
  title={Does Culture Evolve},
  author={J. Fracchia and R. Lewontin},
  journal={History and Theory},
  year={1999},
  volume={38},
  pages={52-78}
}
The drive to describe cultural history as an evolutionary process has two sources. One from within social theory is part of the impetus to convert social studies into “social sciences” providing them with the status accorded to the natural sciences. The other comes from within biology and biological anthropology in the belief that the theory of evolution must be universal in its application to all functions of all living organisms. The social--scientific theory of cultura evolution is pre… Expand

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