Ideology and the materialist model of general evolution: a cross-cultural test of subsystem relationships

Social Forces Vol/Iss. 65 Published In Pages: 525-553
By Leavitt, Gregory C.


This article takes a materialist approach to the evolution of ideology in human culture.This article examines the possible coevolution of sociocultural subsystems. The author emphasizes ideological variables and their relationship to technological and social-structural subsystems. Analysis supports a process of coevolution, which the author suggests refutes broad claims of cultural particularism.

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