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The essays in the book analyze cases of cooperation in a wide range of ethnographic, archaeological and evolutionary settings. Cooperation is examined in situations of market exchange, local and long-distance reciprocity, hierarchical relations, common property and commons access, and cooperatives. Not all of these analyses show stable and long-term results of successful cooperation. The increasing cooperation that is so highly characteristic of our species over the long term obviously has replaced neither competition in the short term nor hierarchical structures that reduce competition in the mid term. Interactions based on strategies of cooperation, competition, and hierarchy are all found, simultaneously, in human social relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759119819
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Series: Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series , #28
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Marshall is professor of anthropology at Western Washington University.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I. Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Introduction Part 3 Part II. Cooperation and Competition Chapter 4 Chapter 2. From Reciprocity to Trade: How Cooperative Infrastructures Form the Basis of Human Socio-cultural Evolution Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Market Integration and Pro-social Behavior: Some Evidence from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Critique of Reciprocity: Shifts in Ayni among Andean Groups Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Commerce and Cooperation among the Classic Maya: The Chunchucmil Case Part 8 Part III. Cooperation and Hierarchy Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Cooperation in Conflict: Negotiating Inequality in Midwestern U.S. Hog Contracting Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Cooperation, Equality, and Difference Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Cooperation, Conflict, and Communal Complexity in Marginal Levantine Social Life Part 12 Part IV. Co-operatives Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Cooperation in the Informal Economy: The Case of Recyclers at a Brazilian Garbage Dump Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Is It Possible to Overcome the "Tragedy of Ubuntu?" The Journey of a Black Women's Economic Empowerment Group in South Africa Chapter 15 Chapter 11. The Role of Social Norms in the Construction of American Agricultural Cooperatives Part 16 Part V. Cooperation Rising Chapter 17 Chapter 12. Creating Common Grazing Rights on Private Parcels: How New Social Norms Produce Incentives for Cooperative Land Management Chapter 18 Chapter 13. Cooperation and the Development of Conservation Laws: The Case of the Maine Lobster Industry

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Cooperation in Economy and Society 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What are we? <br> We are a gang of thieves, assassins, and mischief-makers. We are outlaws. <p> What are the missions? <br> Any job that the leader thinks you would be good at accomplishing. <p> What is the punishement for failing a mission? <br> Severe injuring. You will not die, but will be weak for a while. <p> What about food? <br> You will be expected to find your own food unless times are tough. <p> RULES <br> Always obey the leader's orders <br> No godmodding <br> Keep our location a 'secret'. Don't tell everyone you know but spread the word. <br> Don't give your loyalties to an outsider. <br> Traitors are to be killed. <br> Try not to die, but you won't be missed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uh, let's wait until we're back in Ponyville. So nobody gets suspiscious. *They turn away and run back to Ponyville.*