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THE NEW EVOLUTIONARY SOCIOLOGY

RECENT AND REVITALIZED THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES

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9780815387084 ::  THE NEW EVOLUTIONARY SOCIOLOGY
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9780815387084

Collection:EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Publisher:TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP
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Pages:470
Language:INGLES
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FOR DECADES, EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS WAS OVERLOOKED OR ALTOGETHER IGNORED BY SOCIOLOGISTS. FEARS AND BIASES PERSISTED NEARLY A CENTURY AFTERAUGUSTE COMTEGAVE THE DISCIPLINE ITS NAME, AS DID CONCERNS THAT ITS EFFECT WOULD ONLY REDUCE SOCIOLOGY TO ANOTHER DISCIPLINE – WHETHER BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, OR ECONOMICS. WORSE, APPREHENSION THAT THE APPLICATION OF EVOLUTIONARY THEORY WOULD ENCOURAGE HEIGHTENED PERCEPTIONS OF RACISM, SEXISM, ETHNOCENTRISM AND REDUCTIONISM PERVADED. TURNER AND MACHALEK ARGUE INSTEAD FOR A NEW EMBRACE OF BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS. SOCIOLOGY, FROM ITS VERY BEGINNINGS IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY, HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONCERNED WITH THE STUDY OF EVOLUTION, PARTICULARLY THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIETIES FROM SIMPLE TO EVER-MORE COMPLEX FORMS. BY COMPREHENSIVELY REVIEWING THE ORIGINAL WAYS THAT SOCIOLOGISTS APPLIED EVOLUTIONARY THEORY AND EXAMINING THE RECENT RENEWAL AND EXPANSION OF THESE EARLY APPROACHES, THE AUTHORS CONFRONT THE CHALLENGES POSED BY BIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE, AND PSYCHOLOGY TO DISTINCT EVOLUTIONARY APPROACHES WITHIN SOCIOLOGY. THEY EMERGE WITH KEY THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES THAT DEMONSTRATE THE CRITICAL – AND COMPELLING – CASE FOR A DRAMATICALLY ENRICHED SOCIOLOGY THAT INCORPORATES ALL FORMS OF COMPARATIVE EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS TO ITS CANON AND STUDY OF SOCIOCULTURAL PHENOMENA.

CHAPTER 1: A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS IN SOCIOLOGYPART I: THE CONTINUING SOCIOLOGICAL TRADITIONCHAPTER 2: CAN FUNCTIONALISM BE SAVED? TOWARD A MORE VIABLE FORM OF EVOLUTIONARY THEORIZINGCHAPTER 3: STAGE-MODEL THEORIES OF SOCIETAL EVOLUTIONCHAPTER 4: INTER-SOCIETAL MODELS OF SOCIETAL EVOLUTIONCHAPTER 5: NEW FORMS OF ECOLOGICAL THEORIZING IN EVOLUTIONARY SOCIOLOGYPART II: DARWINIAN ANALYSIS AND ALTERNATIVESCHAPTER 6: THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR BY NATURAL SELECTIONCHAPTER 7: THE RISE OF SOCIOBIOLOGYCHAPTER 8: SOCIOBIOLOGY AND HUMAN BEHAVIORCHAPTER 9: EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY AND THE SEARCH FOR THE ADAPTED MINDCHAPTER 10: THE LIMITATIONS OF DARWINIAN ANALYSISCHAPTER 11: NEW MODELS OF NATURAL SELECTION IN SOCIO-CULTURAL EVOLUTIONPART III: NEW DARWINIAN APPROACHES WITHIN SOCIOLOGYCHAPTER 12: NEW FORMS OF COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGY: WHAT PRIMATES CAN TELL SOCIOLOGY ABOUT HUMANS?CHAPTER 13: IN SEARCH OF HUMAN NATURE: USING THE TOOLS OF CROSS-SPECIES COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS CHAPTER 14: THE EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN BRAIN: APPLICATIONS OF NEUROSOCIOLOGY CHAPTER 15: CROSS-SPECIES COMPARATIVE SOCIOLOGYCHAPTER 16: CROSS-SPECIES ANALYSIS OF MEGASOCIALITYCHAPTER 17: BEHAVIORAL AND INTERPERSONAL BASIS OF MEGASOCIALITY:EVIDENCE FROM PRIMATESEPILOGUE: PROSPECT FOR A NEW EVOLUTIONARY SOCIOLOGYBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX

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