Totem and taboo, purity and danger…and fads and fashion in the study of pollution rules

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 17 Published In Pages: 271-287
By Carroll, Michael P.


"Societies characterized by community endogamy [will] be more likely than other societies to be characterized also by relatively severe menstrual taboos" (283).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testNot SupportedNot Significantphi= .00UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Community EndogamyIndependentResidence
Menstrual TaboosDependentAvoidance And Taboo, Menstruation