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Promote Local Culture and Products

  • Rosalba Thomas MuñozEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71062-4_83-1

Synonyms

Culture: A high level of taste and enlightenment as a result of extensive intellectual training and exposure to the arts; the way people live at a particular time and place (accomplishment, civilization, couth, cultivation, polish, refinement; civilization, life, lifestyle, society)https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/culture (as of 12/27/18)

Definition

Cultural evolution is a process that derives from the biological evolution of the human being. The latter has placed man as the main transformer of this known universe; however, the struggle for biological survival is also a struggle for ideas as a central element of cultural evolution.

Humans fight for their ideas because their brain allows it and social interaction demands it. Biology offers potential through the brain we have, but it is culture that models it by building the world of relationships that are shared (Zapata 2014). Therefore, cultures evolve rapidly, because the human being is a social being, learns from...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Center for Social Research, School of PhilosophyUniversity of ColimaColimaMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Medani P Bhandari
    • 1
  1. 1.SustainabilityAkamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USAHiloUSA