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The Resource Cooperation & collective action : archaeological perspectives, edited by David M. Carballo, (electronic resource)

Cooperation & collective action : archaeological perspectives, edited by David M. Carballo, (electronic resource)

Label
Cooperation & collective action : archaeological perspectives
Title
Cooperation & collective action
Title remainder
archaeological perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by David M. Carballo
Title variation
Cooperation and collective action
Title variation remainder
archaeological perspectives
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Past archaeological literature on cooperation theory has emphasized competition's role in cultural evolution. As a result, bottom-up possibilities for group cooperation have been under-theorized in favor of models stressing top-down leadership, and evidence from a range of disciplines has demonstrated that humans effectively sustain cooperative undertakings through a number of social norms and institutions. Cooperation and Collective Action is the first volume to focus on the use of archaeological evidence to understand cooperation and collective action. Disentangling the motivations and institutions that foster group cooperation among competitive individuals remains a great conundrum in evolutionary theory. The breadth and material focus of archaeology provide a much-needed complement to existing research on cooperation and collective action, which thus far has relied largely on game-theoretic modeling, surveys of college students from affluent countries, brief ethnographic experiments, and limited historic cases. In Cooperation and Collective Action, diverse case studies address the evolution of the emergence of norms, institutions, and symbols in complex societies over the last 10,000 years. This book is an important contribution to the literature on cooperation in human societies and will appeal to archaeologists and other scholars interested in cooperation research"--
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Carballo, David M
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Commerce, Prehistoric
  • Commerce, Prehistoric
  • Economic anthropology
  • Economic anthropology
Label
Cooperation & collective action : archaeological perspectives, edited by David M. Carballo, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Theoretical perspectives -- pt. II. Case studies
Control code
ebr10642010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 319 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847550225
Label
Cooperation & collective action : archaeological perspectives, edited by David M. Carballo, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Theoretical perspectives -- pt. II. Case studies
Control code
ebr10642010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 319 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847550225

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