Folkways: A Study of Mores, Manners, Customs and Morals (Paperback)
by William Graham Sumner (Author)
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This century-old classic of sociology offers thousands of illustrations of the social, sexual, and religious customs of ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Japan, China, India, as well as medieval Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and modern Western civilization in Europe and America. Subjects include labor, wealth, slavery, cannibalism, marriage, education, and many other absorbing topics
The Folkways is the first and most comprehensive study of how human culture is subject to Darwinian evolution. He traces the history of the world, and how humans have crafted customs ("folkways") in the struggle for survival. Fit customs survive and are adopted by foreign societies; weak customs are abandoned or those who practice them are annihilated.