The substance of cultural evolution: culturally framed systems of social organization.
- Author(s): Read, Dwight W
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x13002987
Models of cultural evolution need to address not only the organizational aspects of human societies, but also the complexity and structure of cultural idea systems that frame their systems of organization. These cultural idea systems determine a framework within which behaviors take place and provide mutually understood meanings for behavior from the perspective of both agent and recipient that are critical for the coherence of human systems of social organization.