An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth: a cross-cultural study of feuding

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 67 Published In Pages: 1470-1482
By Otterbein, Keith F., Otterbein, Charlotte Swanson


This study investigates the presence of feuding, arguing that a solely evolutionary or functional approach misses important inter-societal factors. Results indicate that while fraternal interest groups are associated with feuding, the presence of war and level of political integration also increase the likelihood of feuding.

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