[Question] What are some “Communities and Cultures Different From Our Own?”

Le­gal Sys­tems Differ­ent From Our Own” is a fan­tas­tic work that ex­plores how many differ­ent cul­tures ap­proached le­gal­ity. The di­ver­sity of ideas there has given me both con­crete ideas of how to in­cen­tivize peo­ple, and helped shake me out of some de­fault frames I was hold­ing.

I’d be in­ter­ested in other works that do the same thing, but for differ­ent as­pects of com­mu­nity build­ing (in­clud­ing but not limited how to help peo­ple find con­nec­tion, how to help them gain skills, how to en­sure the com­mu­nity has a good mix­ture of growth and sta­bil­ity, etc).

Three use­ful an­swers to this ques­tion would in­clude:

1) if there liter­ally is a book that is an overview of differ­ent com­mu­ni­ties or cul­tures and in­ter­est­ing el­e­ments of how they work, that’d be useful

2) if you have read a book that deals with one par­tic­u­lar com­mu­nity or type of com­mu­nity, writ­ing up a sum­mary of that book

3) writ­ing up ex­pe­riences from a given com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially if there were par­tic­u­lar so­cial tools that the com­mu­nity used that have neat im­pli­ca­tions.