What are adaptive strategies?

Adaptive Strategies

The expression adaptive strategies is used by anthropologist Yehudi Cohen to describe a society’s system of economic penalism. Cohen argued that the most important reason for similarities between two (or more) unrelated societies is their possession of a similar adaptive strategy. In other words, similar economic causes have similar sociocultural effects.

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Some articles on adaptive strategies:

20th Century Discourses - Anthropology - Biological Anthropology: The Evolution of Culture
... review of the major research on human and primate tool-use, communication, and learning strategies, Tomasello argues that the key human advances over primates (language, complex technologies, and complex ... Tomasello emphasizes that emulation learning is a highly adaptive strategy for apes because it focuses on the effects of an act ... Chimpanzee learning strategies are well-suited to a stable physical environment that requires little social cooperation (compared to humans) ...
Culture Theory
... Some used it to distinguish human adaptive strategies from the largely instinctive adaptive strategies of animals, including the adaptive strategies of other primates ... Moreover, given that culture is seen as the primary adaptive mechanism of humans and takes place much faster than human biological evolution, most cultural change ...
Somatic Evolution In Cancer - Somatic Evolution in Progression - Adaptive Landscapes
... An adaptive landscape is a hypothetical topological landscape upon which evolution is envisioned to take place ... However, unlike Wright's rigid landscape, the adaptive landscape is pliable ... with changes in population densities and survival/reproductive strategies used within and among the various species ...
Kultur - 20th Century Discourses - Anthropology - Biological Anthropology: The Evolution of Culture
... human and primate tool-use, communication, and learning strategies, Tomasello argues that the key human advances over primates (language, complex technologies, and complex social organization) are all the results ... that emulation learning is a highly adaptive strategy for apes because it focuses on the effects of an act ... Chimpanzee learning strategies are well-suited to a stable physical environment that requires little social cooperation (compared to humans) ...

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