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Wired for Culture : Origins of the Human Social Mind / Mark Pagel.

Pagel, Mark D., (author.).
Book Book ([2012])
Description: xi, 416 pages ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2012]
6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 0393065871 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780393065879 (hbk.)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-392) and index.
Contents: Introduction : The gamble -- pt. 1. Mind control, protection, and prosperity : The occupation of the world ; Ultra-sociality and the cultural survival vehicle ; The domestication of our talents ; Religion and other cultural "enhancers" -- pt. 2. Cooperation and our cultural nature : Reciprocity and the shadow of the future ; Green beards and the reputation marketplace ; Hostile forces -- pt. 3. The theatre of the mind : Human language: the voice of our genes ; Deception, consciousness, and truth -- pt. 4. The many and the few : Termite mounds and the exploitation of our social instincts.
Summary: A fascinating, far-reaching study of how our species' innate capacity for culture altered the course of our social and evolutionary history.
Citation: Pagel, Mark D. "Wired for Culture : Origins of the Human Social Mind." New York : W.W. Norton, 2012.

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