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dc.contributor.authorCarballo, David M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFeinman, Gary M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-08T13:01:09Z
dc.date.available2018-02-08T13:01:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-05
dc.identifier.citationDM Carballo, Gary M Feinman. 2018. "Collaborative and Competitive Strategies in the Variability and Resiliency of Large-Scale Societies in Mesoamerica." Economic Anthropology, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 7 - 19.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/26914
dc.description.abstractExaminations of the variation and duration of past large-scale societies have long involved a conceptual struggle between efforts at generalization and the unraveling of specific trajectories. Although historical particulars are critical to understanding individual cases, there exist both scientific and policy rationales for drawing broader implications regarding the growing corpus of cross-cultural data germane to understanding variability in the constitution of human societies, past and present. Archaeologists have recently paid increased attention to successes and failures in communal-resource management over the long term, as articulated by the transdisciplinary theory on cooperation and collective action. In this article, we consider frameworks that have been traditionally employed in studies of the rise, diversity, and fall of large-scale preindustrial aggregations. We suggest that a comparative theoretical perspective that foregrounds collective-action problems, unaligned individual and group interests, and the social mechanisms that promote or hamper cooperation advances our understanding of variability in these early cooperative arrangements. We apply such a perspective to an examination of cities from pre-Columbian Mesoamerica to demonstrate tendencies for more collective systems to be larger and longer lasting than less collective ones, likely reflecting greater resiliency in the face of the ecological and cultural perturbations specific to the region and era.en_US
dc.format.extent7 - 19en_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEconomic Anthropology
dc.subjectCollective actionen_US
dc.subjectResource managementen_US
dc.subjectPopulationen_US
dc.subjectPolitical economyen_US
dc.subjectMesoamericaen_US
dc.titleCollaborative and competitive strategies in the variability and resiliency of large-scale societies in Mesoamericaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/sea2.12098
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: 12 monthsen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Archaeologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-9546-6318 (Carballo, DM)


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