Explaining male initiation ceremonies: new cross-cultural tests and a catalytic model

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 41 Published In Pages: 605-616
By Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin


Exclusive mother-child sleeping and a long postpartum sex taboo are positively associated with male initiation ceremonies in the presence of all of the following catalysts: nonmatrilocal societies, more-than-rare warfare, nonstate societies.


Also significant with each individual catalyst. Separately, the predictors are also significant in the presence of any and all catalysts.


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