Book 2016

Understanding Cultural Traits

A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Cultural Diversity

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ISBN: 978-3-319-24347-4 (Print) 978-3-319-24349-8 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-20

    Cultural Traits and Multidisciplinary Dialogue

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    Pages 21-42

    Understanding Cultural Diversity. Culture, Cultural Traits and Cultural Changes Between Global and Local Scales

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    Pages 43-59

    Cultural Traits and Identity

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    Pages 61-80

    The Diffusion of a Museum Exhibit: The Case of the Transparent Man

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    Pages 81-100

    The ‘Incompetent Subject’ in the Kingdom of Technical Terms. A Possible Role of Pedagogy in the Study of Cultural Traits

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    Pages 101-115

    The Unary Trait of Psychoanalysis. Identification, Transmission, Generation

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    Pages 117-134

    Cultural Diversities Across and Within Cultures: The Bicultural Mind

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    Pages 135-143

    Birth and Evolution of Jazz as Effects of Cultural Transfers

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    Pages 145-160

    Geographical Boundaries as Places of Meeting and Diffusion of Cultural Traits

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    Pages 161-178

    Maps, Diagrams and Charts: Making the Cultural Trait Visible

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    Pages 179-199

    Evolutionary Genetics and Cultural Traits in a ‘Body of Theory’ Perspective

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    Pages 201-220

    Cultural Traits in Economic Theory

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    Pages 221-247

    International Cooperation and Cultural Transmission

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    Pages 249-271

    Rethinking Organizational Culture: The Role of Generational Subcultures

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    Pages 273-285

    From Material Remains to Culture: The Possibilities and Limits of Archaeology in Reconstructing Ancient People

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    Pages 287-313

    Homology and Phylogenetic Inference in Biological and Material Cultural Evolution

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    Pages 315-339

    On the Origin of Technologies: The Invention and Evolution of the Bow-and-Arrow

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    Pages 341-355

    Trees, Languages and Genes: A Historical Path

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    Pages 357-373

    Signaling in Style: On Cooperation, Identity and the Origins of Visual Art

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    Pages 375-388

    Aesthetic Preferences: An Evolutionary Approach

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