Social behaviors associated with hereditary community leadership

Social Evolution & History Vol/Iss. 4 Published In Pages: 3-17
By Barry III, Herbert


This article examines the homoarchical custom of hereditary community leadership. Four predictors are identified: (1) permission of premarital heterosexual intercourse by females, (2) small community population, (3) multiple social classes or castes, and (4) praying or violence as a component of community ceremonies. Log linear analysis shows all but the third are significantly associated with hereditary community leadership.

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