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Combining Clarity and Complexity A Layered Approach to Cross-Cultural Ethics

Elizabeth Kiss

in Naming Evil Judging Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306735
eISBN:
9780226306742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306742.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses the issue of judgment in the face of cross-cultural complexity by examining two controversial cases—female genital mutilation and suicide bombings. It constructs a model of ... More


Religion: The Dynamics of Cultural Adaptations

Lesley Newson and Peter Richerson

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a non-mathematical summary of the cultural evolutionary approach to explaining cultural change and the evolution of human behaviour. It reviews the evidence that the size and ... More


Early New World Monumentality

Richard Burger and Robert Rosenswig (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In studies of ancient civilizations, the focus is often on the temples, palaces, and buildings created and then left behind, both because they survive and because of the awe they still inspire today. ... More


Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Joan Ramon Resina (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Of late the term Iberian Studies has been gaining academic currency, but its semantic scope still fluctuates. For some it is a convenient way of combining the official cultures of two states, ... More


Descent with Modification and the Archaeological Record

Stephen Shennan

in Culture Evolves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608966
eISBN:
9780191804656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608966.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Recent years have seen major advances in our understanding of the way in which cultural transmission takes place and the factors that affect it. The theoretical foundations of those advances have ... More


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