Evolution and Culture (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) by Marshall D. Sahlins, Elman R. Service

By Marshall D. Sahlins, Elman R. Service

A unified interpretation of the evolution of species, humanity, and society

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Compar- to evolutionism in biology. id Stability Adaptation, the securing and conserving of control over environment, is the orienting process of the specific evo- and culture. And in both the biolo^jiand the superorganic realm, the adaptive process has two characteristic aspects: creative and conservative. On the one hand there is the evolution of specialized structures and patterns that enable a culture or a population of organisms to achieve a requisite measure of adjustment to its environmental setting.

Yet adaptation to other cultures may shape society and ideology which in turn act upon technology and deter- mine its process further course. is The total result of the adaptive the production of an organized cultural whole, an integrated technology, society, and ideology, which copes with the dual selective influences of nature on the one hand and the impact of outside cultures on the other. Such are, in general outline, the mechanics of cultural adaptation. It may be parenthetically remarked that failure to make the distinction between culture as a closed system, the view of general evolution, and culture the outlook of specific evolution, as may an open system, have been a cause for the premature rejection of White's philosophy of culture among cases, other anthropologists.

As Chapter nothing unusual in evolutionary this sort. The failure to differentiate and specific facets of the development of civilization can only be a plague on both houses of evolutionary research and a disgrace to the whole evolutionary these general perspective. The reader may well feel the preceding discussion. disturbed, How if not deceived, by can an exposition of the course of evolution arbitrarily rip cultures out of the context of time and history and place them, just as arbiof lower and higher development, presumed to represent successive W'C are confronting the taxonomic innovation that trarily, in categories categories stages?

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