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Macrosociology and the Emerging Synthesis

@inproceedings{Nielsen2005MacrosociologyAT,
  title={Macrosociology and the Emerging Synthesis},
  author={F. Nielsen},
  year={2005}
}
On the basis of genetic, linguistic and archaeological clues researchers are developing a new understanding of the role of demic expansions in human history named the emerging synthesis. Sociologists can contribute to this intellectual endeavor by providing a “plug-in” macrosociology based on Gerhard Lenski’s ecological evolutionary theory of socio-cultural evolution. I propose to modify Lenski’s typology of human societies by merging agrarian and herding societies into one category of… Expand

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