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Author White, Leslie A., 1900-1975.
Title The evolution of culture [electronic resource] : the development of civilization to the fall of Rome / Leslie A. White ; foreword by Robert L. Carneiro and Burton J. Brown.
Published Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2007.
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 Electronic Book  CB311 .W55 2007eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 378 p.)
Contents Man and culture -- Energy and tools -- The nature of social organization -- The transition from anthropoid society to human society -- Exogamy and endogamy -- Kinship -- Structure, functions, and evolution of human social systems -- Integration, regulation, and control of social systems -- Economic organization of primitive society -- Philosophy : myth and lore -- Primitive culture as a whole -- The agricultural revolution -- The state-church : its forms and functions -- Economic structure of higher cultures -- Theology and science -- Summary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary One of the major works of twentieth-century anthropological theory, written by one of the discipline's most important, complex, and controversial figures.
Note Description based on print version record.
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Subject Civilization, Ancient.
Related To Print version: White, Leslie A., 1900-1975. Evolution of culture. Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2007 9781598741445 (DLC) 2007000279 (OCoLC)77574096
ISBN 9781598747942 (electronic bk.)
1598747940 (electronic bk.)
9781598741445 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1598741446 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 711747426