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The Superorganic by Alfred Kroeber, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub

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Title: The Superorganic by Alfred Kroeber, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub
Authors: Kroeber, Alfred Louis
Golub, Alex
Keywords: theory
culture
social evolution
LC Subject Headings: Anthropology
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
Issue Date: 04 Oct 2013
Series/Report no.: Savage Minds Occasional Papers No. 1
Abstract: In this occasional paper I present an edited version of “The Superorganic”. The original essay is around 19,000 words. I have cut it down to just under 8,000. The argument has been preserved in its entirety, including Kroeber’s discussion of historical figures such as Gustave Le Bon, because I believe his criticism of their thought is relevant in a world where their intellectual heirs are still active. In a few cases I have altered verbs and nouns for agreement when deleting text caused them to disagree. These are indicated with brackets. The goal has been to respect Kroeber’s argument and stylistic choices while presenting a slimmed-down version which can be taught in a single session in an undergraduate or graduate theory course.
Pages/Duration: 17
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/35846
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