1/23/08 - 1/23/08 Hxaro: An exchange of goods &...

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1/23/08 Hxaro: An exchange of goods & services Market exchange (capitalism) o All key goods/services exchanged thru the market Redistribution o Goods flow to the top (agency, bureaucracy or individual) where they are redistributed Reciprocity: three specific forms o Generalized reciprocity (Ju hoansi): reciprocity is assumed, not specific : Like modern nuclear family o Balanced reciprocity: definite notion of what you receive in return o Negative reciprocity: focus on getting as much/giving as little as possible : Game theory/realism; competition : Basseri (Iran) nomadic Chiefdom: move through the mtns seasonally; trade with settled farmers: symbiotic relationship Dislike/distrust each other: rept’n potentially dangerous : Stability represents maturity, culture, etc (to settled people) : Opposite: settled = tied to the land, sign of weakness Example: Hell’s Angels- Labor Day run (California) meeting at ____ State Park, price gouging- but not past a certain point or they don’t pay at all
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOA 101 taught by Professor Klein during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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