What is it about?

The article discusses evidence for alternative pathways for the formation of cooperative networks: direct reciprocity, indirect reciprocity, kin selection and signalling. The article compares and contrasts the women's sharing with previous studies about men's sharing and sharing at meals.

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Why is it important?

The study takes into consideration the various stages of food distribution in a non-market setting and how the ecology of sharing affects the pathways that form social networks.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as my co-author is a second degree Anthropology student who invested a great deal of time and effort into data management and analysis.

Professor John P Ziker
Boise State University

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This page is a summary of: Paying It Forward or Giving Back? Women’s Sharing Networks in Siberia, Cross-Cultural Research, October 2018, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1069397118806821.
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