Patterns of cultural diffusion: analyses of trait associations across societies by content and geographical proximity

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 12 Published In Pages: 145-167
By Smith, Frank J., Crano, William D.


This article suggests that societies are not passive receivers of traits, but rather that diffusion is purposive, sensitive to its environmental outcomes and thus influenced by trait content. Findings support this hypothesis.

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