How Traditions Live and Die

How Traditions Live and Die Of all the things we do and say most will never be repeated or reproduced Once in a while however an idea or a practice generates a chain of transmission that covers distance through space and time

  • Title: How Traditions Live and Die
  • Author: Olivier Morin
  • ISBN: 9780190210502
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Of all the things we do and say, most will never be repeated or reproduced Once in a while, however, an idea or a practice generates a chain of transmission that covers distance through space and time than any individual person ever could What makes such transmission chains possible For two centuries, the dominant view from psychology to anthropology was that humOf all the things we do and say, most will never be repeated or reproduced Once in a while, however, an idea or a practice generates a chain of transmission that covers distance through space and time than any individual person ever could What makes such transmission chains possible For two centuries, the dominant view from psychology to anthropology was that humans owe their cultural prosperity to their powers of imitation In this view, modern cultures exist because the people who carry them are gifted at remembering, storing and reproducing information How Traditions Live and Die proposes an alternative to this standard view What makes traditions live is not a general purpose imitation capacity Cultural transmission is partial, selective, often unfaithful Some traditions live on in spite of this, because they tap into widespread and basic cognitive preferences These attractive traditions spread, not by being better retained or accurately transferred, but because they are transmitted over and over This theory is used to shed light on various puzzles of cultural change from the distribution of bird songs to the staying power of children s rhymes and to explain the special relation that links the human species to its cultures Morin combines recent work in cognitive anthropology with new advances in quantitative cultural history, to map and predict the diffusion of traditions This book is both an introduction and an accessible alternative to contemporary theories of cultural evolution.

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    2 thoughts on “How Traditions Live and Die

    1. Olivier Morin Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the How Traditions Live and Die book, this is one of the most wanted Olivier Morin author readers around the world.

    2. Heaps of interesting stuff in here--there's a lot for philosophers of language to chew on concerning the way lexical meanings form and spread (among many other things).

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