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Why Humans Cooperate A Cultural and Evolutionary Explanation

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ISBN-10: 0195314239

ISBN-13: 9780195314236

Edition: 2007

Authors: Natalie Henrich, Joseph Henrich

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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.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 9.09" wide x 5.98" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Abbreviations
Evolution, Culture, Cooperation, and the Chaldeans
Dual Inheritance Theory: The Evolution of Cultural Capacities and Cultural Evolution
Evolutionary Theory and the Social Psychology of Human Cooperation
The Chaldeans: History and the Community Today
Family First: Kinship Explains Most Cooperative Behavior
Cooperation through Reciprocity and Reputation
Social Norms and Prosociality
Culturally Evolved Social Norms Lead to Context-Specific Cooperation
Ethnicity: In-Group Preferences and Cooperation
Cooperative Dilemmas in the World Today
The Underlying Structure of Cooperation
Ethnographic Research Methods and Challenges
Constructing the Ethnicity and Cooperation Indices
Notes
References
Index