Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

by Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199262055

ISBN-13: 9780199262052

Pub. Date: 05/20/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This path-breaking book addresses the nature of human sociality. By bringing together experimental and ethnographic data from fifteen different tribal societies, the contributors are able to explore the universality of human motives in economic decision-making, and the importance of social, institutional and cultural factors, in a manner that has been extremely

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This path-breaking book addresses the nature of human sociality. By bringing together experimental and ethnographic data from fifteen different tribal societies, the contributors are able to explore the universality of human motives in economic decision-making, and the importance of social, institutional and cultural factors, in a manner that has been extremely rare in the social sciences. Its findings have far-reaching implications across the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199262052
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/20/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Guide to the Volume, Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, and Herbert Gintis
2. Overview and Synthesis, Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis, and Richard McElreath
3. Measuring Social Norms and Preferences Using Experimental Games: A Guide for Social Sciences, Colin Camerer and Ernst Fehr
4. Coalitional Effects on Reciprocal Fairness in the Ultimatum Game: A Case from the Ecuadorian Amazon, John Q. Patton
5. Comparative Experimental Evidence from Machiguenga, Mapuche, Huinca, and American Populations Shows Substantial Variation Among Social Groups in Bargaining and Public Goods Behavior, Joseph Henrich and Natalie Smith
6. Dictators and Ultimatums in an Egalitarian Society of Hunter-Gatherers - the Hadza of Tanzania, Frank Marlowe
7. Does Market Exposure Affect Economic Game Behavior? The Ultimatum Game and the Public Goods Game Among the Tsimane of Bolivia, Michael Gurven
8. Market Integration, Reciprocity, and Fairness in Rural Papua New Guinea: Results from a Two-Village Ultimatum Game Experiment, David Tracer
9. Ultimatum Game with an Ethnicity Manipulation: Results from Khovdiin Bulgan Sum, Mongolia, Francisco J. Gil-White
10. Kinship, Familiarity, and Trust: An Experimental Investigation, Avigail Barr
11. Community Structure, Mobility, and the Strength of Norms in an Africa Society: the Sangu of Tanzania, Richard McElreath
12. Market Integration and Fairness: Evidence from Ultimatum, Dictator, and Public Goods Experiments in East Africa, Jean Ensminger
13. Economic Experiments to Examine Fairness and Cooperation among the Ache Indians of Paraguay, Kim Hill and Mike Gurven
14. The Ultimatum Game, Fairness, and Cooperation among Big Game Hunters, Michael Alvard

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