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Cooperation in Economy and Society

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ISBN-10: 0759119813

ISBN-13: 9780759119819

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robert C. Marshall, James Acheson, Matthew Bird, Gracia Clark, Agust�n Fuentes

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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.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 318
Size: 6.39" wide x 9.44" long x 0.96" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Robert C. Marshall is Liberal Arts Research Professor of Economics at the Pennsylvania StateUniversity.

Agust�n Fuentes completed a B.A. in Zoology and Anthropology, and an M.A.& Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching interests include the evolution of social complexity in human and primate societies, conflict negotiation across primates, including humans, and reproductive behavior and ecology. He is also interested in issues of human-nonhuman primate interactions, disease and pathogen transfer. Fuentes’ recent work includes publications such as “It’s Not All Sex and Violence: Integrated Anthropology and the Role of Cooperation and Social Complexity in Human Evolution” in the American Anthropologist, “Re-visiting conflict resolution: Is there a role for emphasizing negotiation and cooperation instead of conflict and reconciliation?” in R. Sussman and A. Chapman Eds., The Origins and Nature of Sociality Aldine de Gruyter, Pub. He has published two edited volumes and is currently in the process of finishing three other texts. His current research projects include assessing behavior and disease transmission in human-monkey interactions in Asia and Gibraltar and examining the roles of cooperation, social negotiation, and patterns of niche construction in human evolution.

Introduction
Cooperation and Competition
From Reciprocity to Trade: How Cooperative Infrastructures Form the Basis of Human Socioeconomic Evolution
Market Integration and Prosocial Behavior: Evidence from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
Critique of Reciprocity: Shifting Uses and Meanings of Ayni among Andean Groups
Commerce and Cooperation among the Classic Maya: The Chunchucmil Case
Cooperation and Hierarchy
Cooperation in Conflict: Negotiating Inequality in Midwestern U.S. Hog Contracting
Cooperation, Equality, and Difference: Loyalty and Accountability in Ghana's Marketplace Commodity Groups
Testing the Limits of Nonzero: Cooperation, Conflict, and Hierarchy in Ancient Near Eastern Marginal Environments
Cooperation and Cooperatives
Cooperation in the Informal Economy: The Case of Recyclers at a Brazilian Garbage Dump
Is It Possible to Overcome the "Tragedy of Ubuntu"? The Journey of a Black Women's Economic Empowerment Group in South Africa
The Normative Construction of U.S. Agricultural Cooperatives, 1900-2008
Cooperation Rising
Creating Common Grazing Rights on Private Parcels: How New Rules Produce Incentives for Cooperative Land Management
Cooperation and the Development of Conservation Laws: The Case of the Maine Lobster Industry
Index
About the Editor and Contributors