Outline of a Framework for a Theory of Cultural Evolution

@article{Goodenough1999OutlineOA,
  title={Outline of a Framework for a Theory of Cultural Evolution},
  author={W. Goodenough},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={107 - 84}
}
Cultural traditions (including languages) are transmitted across generations through learning by individuals in interaction with other members of the social groups to which they belong. Such groups are analogous to biological demes whose genetic heritage is transmitted across generations by the procreative interactions of their members. Cultural traditions and human biological demes coevolve like symbionts in mutual interdependency. There are many parallel processes, outlined here, in… Expand
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