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Evolution and Society - J. W. Burrow

Evolution and Society

Paperback Published: 1st June 1970
ISBN: 9780521096003
Number Of Pages: 322

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In this 1966 text Dr Burrow investigates the reasons why Victorian pioneers of social science were habitually approaching the study of other societies with largely positivistic and evolutionary methodologies. As a result of this, anthropology appeared to be seeking affirmation of assumed laws and stages of progress, rather than looking to appreciate and understand other societies in terms of their own uniqueness and functionality. Here, the author not only studies Victorian thought on evolution in general, but also seeks to contextualise those ideas which are often classified as exclusively Darwinist within the studies and writings of other leading figures in Victorian science and social science, whose works often predate The Origin of the Species. His book also makes an incredibly important contribution to the ways in which ideas on evolution and society operated within the framework of general Victorian thought and assumption.

List of abbreviations
A knowledge of human nature
The reasoned history of man
The laws of nature and the diversity of mankind
Herbert Spencer
Tylor and the Growth of Anthropology
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ISBN: 9780521096003
ISBN-10: 0521096006
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 1st June 1970
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.84 x 12.85  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32

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