Social Evolution & History. V.4,№2
Mystery of Mysteries – Is Evolution a Social Construction ?
Social Evolution & History. V.3,№2
Social Evolution & History. V.3,№1
The Social Biology of Ropalidia Marginata – Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality
The "Social Evolution & History" is a semiannual international journal that serves the needs of all scholars seeking for an understanding of how human societies developed in the past and continue to develop in the present. The Journal acts as a forum for debate about key issues and concepts in the field, challenging and re-examining the boundaries of the search. As well as original research articles, the journal includes critical notes and a book review section.The "Social Evolution & History" a semiannual international journal publishing researches on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest.The Journal's aim is to contribute to the integration of such fields of knowledge as anthropology, history, sociology, and also philosophy and theory of history. Such integration has been lacking until now, though its necessity has long been felt acutely by the academic community. In the current situation of continuously increasing knowledge and professional endeavor, any attempt to introduce new methods of integrating facts with social theory, and to establish interdisciplinary links, would appear to be especially valuable.
Mystery of Mysteries – Is Evolution a Social Construction?
Публикации этого международного журнала интегрируют достижения ученых разных отраслей гуманитарных наук, таких как антропология, история, социология, а также философия и теория истории. Журнал посвящен изучению различных аспектов эволюционных изменений в истории человечества. В журнале представлены многие современные подходы к социальной эволюции и предполагается возможность исторического обобщения. В работе над журналом принимают участие ведущие антропологи и социологи мира: Генри Классен, Питер Скальник, Рэндалл Коллинз, Кристофер Чейз-Данн и др. Это журнал для тех, кто пытается понять, как развивались человеческие общества в прошлом и как они продолжают развиваться в настоящем. Журнал издается на английском языке.
This book explores the integration process of Somali Refugees in the Netherlands, through the lens of social capital. It has a strong social relevance, due to the uniqueness of the explorations accomplished and the fact that it approaches one of the most complex refugee group, using an original analytic framework of three generations of refugees –newcomers, beginners and leaders- and three components of social capital –bonds and bridges, trust and capacity building-. The research offers an insightful understanding of how social capital evolves, as seen from the experience of those who struggle with learning how to cope with the challenges of integration. It comes to acknowledge the importance of promoting social capital, as organizational strengthening may form more self-reliable and autonomous communities and less overloaded governments. Ultimately it states that, although incrementally and path-dependent, refugees can obtain better results when they work together and engage in cooperative relations, than when they only rely on individual resources. The analysis should be especially useful for policy makers, organizations and researchers in the field of refugee studies.
Tree of Origin – What Primate Behavior Can Tell us About Human Social Evolution
Tree of Origin – What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us About Human Social Evolution
The present volume is an attempt of an international research team to make a complex study in the social evolution processes in prehistory in their spatial and temporal variations. The authors hope that their survey can and should also promote a better understanding of the evolution from prehistoric bands to complex states and pre-industrial empires. The volume consists of five parts and 27 chapters. The first part includes theoretical studies of non- linear evolution. Articles on the alternative pathways of the prehistoric societies'' evolution form the volume''s second part. The evolutionary pathways of complex societies and state origins are the topics of the volume''s third and forth parts. The closing part is devoted to nomadic societies. We hope that the book has not lost its relevance since its first edition''s publication in 2000 and will remain in demand by readers.
This book uses game theory to analyse the creation, evolution and function of economic and social institutions. The author illustrates his analysis by describing the organic or unplanned evolution of institutions such as the conventions of war, the use of money, property rights, and oligopolistic pricing conventions. Professor Schotter begins by linking his work with the ideas of the philosophers Rawls, Nozick and Lewis.
At present there are many theories which interpret characteristic features of nomadic pastoralists differently. Could nomads overcome the threshold of statehood independently and if yes, how such societies should be defined? Why the economic basis of nomadism has changed so slightly in millennia while the political organization is changing constantly from acephalous tribes and chiefdoms to "nomadic empires"? What do nomadic sociopolitical institutions have and do not have in common with such notions typical for sedentary agricultural societies as the state, class, property, civilization?