ordinary diffusion


The Spread Of Cultural Material

a: Ordinary diffusion ~
b: adoption

What: "It contains the element of invention in the wider sense, as well as that of diffusion of a special kind. What is really involved in every true example of stimulus diffusion is the birth of a pattern new to the culture in which it develops, though not completely new in human culture. There is historical connection and dependence, but there is also originality. Analogically, ordinary diffusion is like adoption, stimulus diffusion like procreation, with the influencing culture in the role of the father;"

Writer: A. L. Kroeber
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 30 2013 6:23 PM

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