Dr. McCaffree's Book, The Dance of Innovation | Department of Sociology
December 18, 2023

Dr. McCaffree's Book, The Dance of Innovation

Dr. Kevin McCaffree has recently published a book titled The Dance of Innovation (2022). It studies the impact of physical infrastructure on the social landscape.

Here is the abstract for the book:

Few of us, amidst our daily chores and responsibilities, consider how mundane infrastructures--from electrical grids to sewage systems--have developed over millennia in ways that enable everything we cherish, from democracy to technological innovation to individual liberty. But what drives the evolution of this infrastructure? And why is infrastructure so critical to human flourishing? In this book, the most innovative and interdisciplinary study of cultural evolution ever produced, new concepts are explored, new histories are brought into contact and new ground-breaking insights are defended. What makes creativity unique in human societies is not only our capacity to generate and modify our diverse individual intuitions about the social and physical world, but also our capacity to form and leave groups fluidly in a dancing rhythm of oscillation across the expanse of history. This book walks the reader carefully through these processes, with clear concepts and an approachable writing style.

If you're interested in reading more about this amazing publication, Here's the link to learn more: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9781003266020/dance-innovation-kevin-mccaffree

Congratulations to Dr. McCaffree for this publication and a dedication to the field of Sociology!