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  The Austronesian Game Taxonomy: A cross-cultural dataset of historical games

Leisterer-Peoples, S. M., Hardecker, S., Watts, J., Greenhill, S. J., Ross, C. T., & Haun, D. B. M. (2021). The Austronesian Game Taxonomy: A cross-cultural dataset of historical games. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(1): 113. doi:10.1057/s41599-021-00785-y.

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Leisterer-Peoples, Sarah M., Author
Hardecker, Susanne, Author
Watts, Joseph1, Author              
Greenhill, Simon J.1, Author              
Ross, Cody T., Author
Haun, Daniel B. M., Author
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1Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074311              

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Free keywords: Anthropology, Cultural and media studies, History, Psychology
 Abstract: Humans in most cultures around the world play rule-based games, yet research on the content and structure of these games is limited. Previous studies investigating rule-based games across cultures have either focused on a small handful of cultures, thus limiting the generalizability of findings, or used cross-cultural databases from which the raw data are not accessible, thus limiting the transparency, applicability, and replicability of research findings. Furthermore, games have long been defined as competitive interactions, thereby blinding researchers to the cross-cultural variation in the cooperativeness of rule-based games. The current dataset provides ethnographic, historic information on games played in cultural groups in the Austronesian language family. These game descriptions (Ngames = 907) are available and codeable for researchers interested in games. We also develop a unique typology of the cooperativeness of the goal structure of games and apply this typology to the dataset. Researchers are encouraged to use this dataset to examine cross-cultural variation in the cooperativeness of games and further our understanding of human cultural behaviour on a larger scale.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021-05-12
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 11
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 Table of Contents: Background and summary
Methods
- Defining games.
- Defining the goal structure of games
Search criteria and methodology
- eHRAF
- Pulotu
- American Anthropologist
- The Journal of the Polynesian Society
- Additional sources
Data records
- Variable definitions
- Descriptive statistics of games
Technical validation
- Cultural group identifiers
- Record linkage
- Filtering and coding of games
- Austronesian language phylogeny
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1057/s41599-021-00785-y
Other: shh2933
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Title: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications
  Other : Humanities & Social Sciences Communications
  Other : Palgrave Communications (formerly)
  Abbreviation : Humanit Soc Sci Commun
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Publ. Info: London ; USA : Springer Nature ; Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 8 (1) Sequence Number: 113 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2055-1045
ISSN: 2662-9992
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2055-1045