A preliminary study of cross-sexual joking relationships in primitive society

Behavior Science Notes Vol/Iss. 7 Published In Pages: 313-328
By Brant, Charles S.


"The joking relationship tends to obtain between relatives standing in a potential sexual relationship . . . [in] maternal cross-cousin marriage, i.e., between a man and his mother's brother's daughter" (319)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Tetrachoric correlationSupportedp<.01.55UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Joking RelationshipsUNKNOWNKin Relationships
Maternal Cross-cousin MarriageUNKNOWNRegulation Of Marriage