Evolution, Mobility, and Ethnic Group Formation

  title={Evolution, Mobility, and Ethnic Group Formation},
  author={David Goetze},
  journal={Politics and the Life Sciences},
  pages={59 - 71}
  • D. Goetze
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Sociology
  • Politics and the Life Sciences
By drawing on ideas developed in evolutionary psychology, this article attempts to contribute to improved understanding of ethnic group formation and change. Specifically, the article asks whether and to what degree evolved mental capacities and dispositions, in interaction with human social environments, account for ethnic group formation. The central arguments are that, in recent millennia, evolved reasoning capabilities of humans have led to a revolution in the technologies of human mobility… 

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