Niche Construction and the Study of Culture Change in Anthropology: Challenges and Prospects

  title={Niche Construction and the Study of Culture Change in Anthropology: Challenges and Prospects},
  author={Emily Schultz},
Abstract | Many North American anthropologists remain deeply suspicious of attempts to theorize the evolution of culture, given the legacy in our discipline of nineteenth-century stagist theories of cultural evolution that were shaped by scientific racism . In the late twentieth-century, some theorists tried to escape this legacy by using formal models drawn from neo-Darwinian population biology to reconceptualize cultural evolutionary processes, but these more recent approaches have been found… 
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