The meaning of tradition

  title={The meaning of tradition},
  author={A. Petruzzelli and V. Albino},
The aim of this chapter is twofold. First, it presents the meaning of the word tradition, starting from its Latin origin and continuing with the explanation of the role of tradition in sociology. Second, following the concept of tradition as a handing-down process, the chapter shows how the transmission of knowledge from one generation to another may assume a very important role for the recombinant process which generates every kind of novelty. 
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