By Leslie White, Robert Carneiro, Burton J. Brown
Author note: creation via Robert Carneiro and Burton J. Brown
Publish 12 months note: First released December 1st 1959
One of the main works of twentieth-century anthropological thought, written via one of many discipline’s most crucial, advanced, and debatable figures, has now not been in print for numerous years. Now Evolution of Culture is back on hand in paperback, permitting today’s iteration of anthropologists new entry to Leslie White’s an important contribution to the speculation of cultural evolution.
A new, huge advent by way of Robert Carneiro and Burton J. Brown determine White’s ancient value and carrying on with effect within the self-discipline. White is credited with reintroducing evolution in a fashion that had a profound influence on our realizing of the connection among know-how, ecology, and tradition within the improvement of civilizations. A materialist, he was once relatively all for societies’ skill to harness power as a trademark of development, and his empirical research of this equation covers an unlimited historic span. Fearlessly tackling the main primary questions of tradition and society in the course of the chilly warfare, White was once often a lightning rod either inside and out the academy. His e-book will galvanize both effective debates at the present time, and is a key portion of any path or interpreting checklist in anthropological or archaeological thought and cultural ecology.