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


"It is only in societies with a high level of political integration that there are officials who have the power to intervene [to prevent feuding when the society is threatened by war]" (1478)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi coefficientSupportedp<.01supportedTwo-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
FeudingDependentIngroup Antagonisms
Political IntegrationIndependentTerritorial Organization, Territorial Hierarchy
WarfareIndependentWar, Instigation Of War