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Rational Choice and Collective Action in an Andean Community


Steven John Froemming


Ph.D. Thesis

University of Washington

1999


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Copyright, Title, Signatures
[1410 KB]

Abstract [73 KB]

Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Tables [325 KB]

Acknowledgments and Dedication [244 KB]


Part I - Ccachín: The People and the Place [1199 KB]

Chapter 1 - Community History and Cultural Identity [8171 KB]

Chapter 2 - Spatial Organization and Production Cycle

Chapter 3 - The Web of Expectations [2471 KB]


Part II - Explanation, Rationality, and "Lo Andino" [388 KB]

Chapter 4 - Bounded Rationality and Ethnomedical Decision Making [754 KB]

Chapter 5 - Seasonal Dispositions in Theft and Thatch [2162 KB]

Chapter 6 - The Suñay Puzzle: Explaining Gifts to Non-Kin [3285 KB]


Part III - The Comunidad Campesina: Structural Context of Action [289 KB]

Chapter 7 - Cargos and Cost-Sharing [5246 KB]

Chapter 8 - Communal Organization and Management [5455 KB]

Chapter 9 - Rule Enforcement Mechanisms [551 KB]

Chapter 10 - Taxation and Fund-Raising [559 KB]


Part IV - Spheres of Collective Action [218 KB]

Chapter 11 - Phayna: Participation in Communal Work Projects [1679 KB]

Chapter 12 - Deslinde: Marking Territorial Boundaries [3362 KB]

Chapter 13 - Self-Help, Communal Values, and Social Change [516 KB]

Chapter 14 - Social Security and Mutual Aid [399 KB]


Summary and Conclusion [309 KB]

Epilogue [294 KB]


Glossary [467 KB]

List of References [391 KB]

Appendices [7301 KB]