Gift-giving, Debt, and Social Negotiation

Wed, 15 Nov 1995 20:07:13 -0500

the the negotiation of social obligation in egalitarian
and intermediate socieites. I have been given some references such as
Aldenderfer 1993 Ritual, Hierarchy, and Change in Foragin Strategies
Bender 1990 The Dynamics of Nonhierarchical societies

Clark and Blake 1994
Power and Prestige: Competitive Generosity and the Emergence of Rank
Socieites in Lowland Mesoamerica

If you have some good references and/or would like to make some comments or
join in a general discussion of the issues