Definition of Unilinear evolution
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Unilinear evolution Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A largely discredited view of social evolution according to which all societies pass through the same stages of development.
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Unilineal evolution (also referred to as classical social evolution) is a 19th-century social theory about the evolution of societies and cultures. It was composed of many competing theories by various anthropologists and sociologists, who believed that Western culture is the contemporary pinnacle of social evolution. Different social status is aligned in a single line that moves from most primitive to most civilized. This theory is now generally considered obsolete in academic circles.
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