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The Resource The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish, (electronic resource)

The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish, (electronic resource)

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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
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Charles Stanish
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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.--
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1956-
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Stanish, Charles
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Cooperation
  • Economic anthropology
  • Social evolution
  • Social groups
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The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316848128
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online resource
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Contents
The evolution of human cooperation -- 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 cooperate -- An anthropological game theory model for the evolution of ritualized economies -- The evolution of ritualized economies: the archaeological evidence -- Epilogue: "no beans, no Jesus"
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CR9781316848128
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781316848128
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1003856420
Label
The evolution of human co-operation : ritual and social complexity in stateless societies, Charles Stanish, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316848128
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of human cooperation -- 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 cooperate -- 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
CR9781316848128
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316848128
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003856420

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