Sorcery, sin and the superego: a cross-cultural study of some mechanisms of social control

Cross-Cultural Approaches: Readings in Comparative Research HRAF Press New Haven Published In Pages: 147-168
By Whiting, John W.M.


This chapter examines how sorcery, sin, and the superego function in societies to uphold taboos and other forms of social control. The author also explores the child-rearing conditions that are necessary to produce and maintain these cultural mechanisms. Several hypotheses are tested and all are supported.


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