Factors of sexual freedom among foragers in cross-cultural perspective

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 37 Published In Pages: 29-61
By Korotayev, Andrey V., Kazankov, Alexander A.


This study investigates the relationship between cultural complexity and female premarital sexual freedom among foragers. To explain the decline of premarital sexual freedom, the authors discuss a few key trends such as the growth of social control and the decline of female status, as well as other variables such as intensification of foraging, social stratification, accumulation of wealth, political integration, and fixity of settlement. A model relating these variables is presented.

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