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Title Risky transactions : trust, kinship, and ethnicity / edited by Frank K. Salter.

Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2002.


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 UniM Bail  304.5 RISK    AVAILABLE
Physical description XV, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. From Mafia to freedom fighters: Questions raised by ethology and sociobiology / Frank K. Salter 3 -- Ethnography -- 2. Taking the risk out of risky transactions: A forager's dilemma / Polly Wiessner 21 -- Psychological mechanisms -- 3. Kith-and-kin rationality in risky choices: Theoretical modelling and cross-cultural empirical testing / X.T. Wang 47 -- 4. Altruism begins at home: Evidence for a kin selection heuristic sensitive to the costs and benefits of helping / Eugene Burnstein, Christine Branigan, Grazyna Wieczorkowska-Nejtardt 71 -- Risky business, illicit and licit -- 5. Mafia and blood symbolism / Anton Blok 109 -- 6. Cognitive and classificatory foundations of trust and informal institutions: A new and expanded theory of ethnic trading networks / Janet T. Landa 129 -- Oppressed families and minorities -- 7. Risky transactions under a totalitarian regime: The Romanian case / Carmen Strungaru 145 -- 8. Strategies for mitigating risk among Jewish groups / Kevin MacDonald 151 -- AIDS, the U.S. Supreme Court, and Tourism -- 9. Ethnicity, transactional risk of HIV, and male homosexual partnering behaviour / James N. Schubert, Margaret Ann Curran 175 -- 10. Dialect, sex and risk effects on judges' questioning of counsel in Supreme Court oral argument / James N. Schubert, Steven A. Peterson, Glendon Schubert, Stephen L. Wasby 189 -- 11. Risk and deceit in transient, non-repeated interactions: The case of tourism / Pierre L. van den Berghe 205 -- Evolutionary syntheses -- 12. Ethnic solidarity as risk avoidance: An evolutionary view / Peter Meyer 219 -- 13. Ethnic nepotism as a two-edged sword: The risk-mitigating role of ethnicity among mafiosi, nationalist fighters, middlemen, and dissidents / Frank K. Salter 243.
Other author Salter, Frank K.
Subject Sociobiology.
Risk-taking (Psychology)
ISBN 1571817107 (cl. : alk. paper)
1571813195 (pb. : alk. paper)