Ends and means in political control: state organization and the punishment of adultery, incest, and the violation of celibacy

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 71 Published In Pages: 658-687
By Cohen, Yehudi A.


This study investigates political organization and the punishment of nonmarital sex. The author suggests that "the rules governing each type of nonmarital relationship are outgrowths of different relationships between controlling political bodies and local boundary systems."

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