Annual rituals of conflict
American Anthropologist • Vol/Iss. 90 • Published In • Pages: 856-870 •
By Dirks, Robert
"The greater the limitations society places on the open expression of opposition, the more likely the occurrence of annual rituals of conflict" (857).
Only the variable "range of participation in decision making" significantly correlated with rituals of conflict (p< .05), which suggests that societies prone to imposing conformity are more likely to display rituals of conflict. Related variables (formal sanctions and enforcement) were tested and found significant.
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Degree To Which Political Authority Is Sensitive To Community Opinion||Independent||Community Heads, Community Councils|
|Extent To Which Community Members Participate In Decision Making||Independent||Community Councils|
|Extent To Which Leaders' Power Is Subjected To Checks||Independent||Community Heads, Community Councils|
|Range Of Participation In Decision Making||Independent||Community Councils|
|Rituals Of Conflict||Dependent||Ingroup Antagonisms, Ritual|