The Language of Life
How Communication Drives Human EvolutionBook - 2012
That is the central message of this unique perspective on both the biological evolution of life and the human development of culture. The book explores the totality of communication processes that create and sustain biological equilibrium and social stability. The authors argue that this ubiquitous connectivity is the elemental unity of life.
Introducing a new subdiscipline--evolutionary communication--the authors analyze the core domains of life--sheer survival, sex, culture, morality, religion, and technological change--as communications phenomena. What emerges from their analysis is a brilliant interpretation of life interconnected through communication from the basic molecular level to the most sophisticated manifestations of culture.
Challenging the boundaries of conventional approaches to cultural analysis, this is an original and engaging view of evolution and an encouraging prognosis for our collective future.
From Library Staff
multcolib_capitolhill Feb 19, 2015
Communication, the sending of signals within and between organisms is at the heart of evolution. This book looks at communication from the molecular level to sophisticated culture.
Lull teaches Communications Studies at San Jose State and Neiva teaches Communications Studies at the University... Read More »