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Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

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This path-breaking book addresses the nature of human sociality. By bringing together experimental and ethnographic data from fifteen different tribal societies, the contributors are able to explore the universality of human motives in economic decision-making, and the importance of social, institutional and cultural factors, in a manner that has been extremely rare in the ...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2004)
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Apr 23, 2016 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mainstream economics has worked under the premise that individuals participating in economic activities behave in a purely selfish manner. University experiments (which use college students as convenient test subjects) have found that people don't act solely on selfish motives. The kinds of results from experients on college students in developed nations (regardless of which part of the globe) seem fairly consistent. However, anthropologiests have found much more variation in behavior between cu ...more
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Feb 11, 2015 Tolga rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not much coherence across chapters. A more emphasized motivating hypothesis is required to unite the whole book nonetheless an excellent resource for quantitative examples of human sociality and cooperation across the globe.
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