Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation / Edition 1

Why Humans Cooperate: A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation / Edition 1

by Joseph Henrich, Natalie Henrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195314239

ISBN-13: 9780195314236

Pub. Date: 05/25/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Cooperation among humans is one of the keys to our great evolutionary success. Natalie and Joseph Henrich examine this phenomena with a unique fusion of theoretical work on the evolution of cooperation, ethnographic descriptions of social behavior, and a range of other experimental results. Their experimental and ethnographic data come from a small, insular group

Overview

Cooperation among humans is one of the keys to our great evolutionary success. Natalie and Joseph Henrich examine this phenomena with a unique fusion of theoretical work on the evolution of cooperation, ethnographic descriptions of social behavior, and a range of other experimental results. Their experimental and ethnographic data come from a small, insular group of middle-class Iraqi Christians called Chaldeans, living in metro Detroit, whom the Henrichs use as an example to show how kinship relations, ethnicity, and culturally transmitted traditions provide the key to explaining the evolution of cooperation over multiple generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195314236
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/25/2007
Series:
Evolution and Cognition Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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