## Models of Human Sociality

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 18:21:48 -0300

I really need to get some sleep (up at 4:40 tomorrow for early
flight), but at some point I need to read this - at first glance it
looks like a serious summary of the different approaches people use in
constructing relationships between each other.

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/fiske/relmodov.htm

Andrew

### Relationship between EM and MP?

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:40:08 -0300

(If you've not read the above, it argues that there are four basic
relationships:
CP - communal
AR - hierarchical
EM - equality matching
MP - market)

It seems to me that EM and MP are closely linked.  Perhaps to the
point where it's better to consider them as a single relationship.

EM stands for "equality matching" and examples given in the text
include taking turns cooking dinner, tit-fot-tat retribution, etc.  MP
stands for "market pricing" and examples include shopping and sharing
costs according to consumption.

The connection between MP and EM, then, is that MP is simply a more
sophisticated manner of reaching equality (the idea that money is
derived from barter, for example).

This is supported by the analysis of these modes in other species,
Andrew