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  1. Mating Games: Cultural Evolution and Sexual Selection.A. De Block & S. Dewitte - 2007 - Biology and Philosophy 22 (4):475-491.
    In this paper, we argue that mating games, a concept that denotes cultural practices characterized by a competitive element and an ornamental character, are essential drivers behind the emergence and maintenance of human cultural practices. In order to substantiate this claim, we sketch out the essential role of the game’s players and audience, as well as the ways in which games can mature and turn into relatively stable cultural practices. After outlining the life phase of mating games – their emergence, (...)
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