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The Resource The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish (University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Institute, Sante Fe, New Mexico)

The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish (University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Institute, Sante Fe, New Mexico)

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The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies
Title
The evolution of human co-operation
Title remainder
ritual and social complexity in stateless societies
Statement of responsibility
Charles Stanish (University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Institute, Sante Fe, New Mexico)
Title variation
Evolution of human cooperation
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"How do people living in small groups without money, markets, police and rigid social classes develop norms of economic and social cooperation that are sustainable over time? This book addresses this fundamental question and explains the origin, structure and spread of stateless societies. Using insights from game theory, ethnography and archaeology, Stanish shows how ritual - broadly defined - is the key. Ritual practices encode elaborate rules of behavior and are ingenious mechanisms of organizing society in the absence of coercive states. As well as asking why and how people choose to co-operate, Stanish also provides the theoretical framework to understand this collective action problem. He goes on to highlight the evolution of cooperation with ethnographic and archaeological data from around of the world. Merging evolutionary game theory concepts with cultural evolutionary theory, this book will appeal to those seeking a transdisciplinary approach to one of the greatest problems in human evolution."--Back cover
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PUL
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1956-
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Stanish, Charles
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN448.8
LC item number
.S73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cooperation
  • Economic anthropology
  • Social evolution
  • Social groups
  • Cooperation
  • Economic anthropology
  • Social evolution
  • Social groups
  • Entwicklung
  • Gemeinschaft
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kooperation
  • Staatenlosigkeit
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The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish (University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Institute, Sante Fe, New Mexico)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-323) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of human co-operation -- Economic anthropology of stateless societies: the rise and fall of homo economicus -- Conditional cooperators: the evolutionary game theory revolution -- The role of coercion in social theory -- The ritualized economy: how people in stateless societies co-operate -- An anthropological game theory model for the evolution of ritualized economies -- The evolution of ritualized economies: the archaeological evidence -- Epilogue: "no beans, no Jesus"
Control code
985966575
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781107180550
Lccn
2017002139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)985966575
Label
The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish (University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Institute, Sante Fe, New Mexico)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of human co-operation -- Economic anthropology of stateless societies: the rise and fall of homo economicus -- Conditional cooperators: the evolutionary game theory revolution -- The role of coercion in social theory -- The ritualized economy: how people in stateless societies co-operate -- An anthropological game theory model for the evolution of ritualized economies -- The evolution of ritualized economies: the archaeological evidence -- Epilogue: "no beans, no Jesus"
Control code
985966575
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781107180550
Lccn
2017002139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)985966575

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