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  1. "Straight lines, representing the male form, as opposed to curved, should be associated with societies which strongly favor male solidarity in residence" (84)Fischer, J. L. - Art styles as cultural cognitive maps, 1961 - 2 Variables

    This paper tests theory suggesting that art is a form of expressive cultures which ultimately is shaped by the social conditions under which people in a society live. Focuses on social hierarchy and its relationship to art styles.

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  2. "Symmetrical design (a special case of repetition) should characterize egalitarian societies; asymmetrical design should characterize hierarchical societies" (81)Fischer, J. L. - Art styles as cultural cognitive maps, 1961 - 2 Variables

    This paper tests theory suggesting that art is a form of expressive cultures which ultimately is shaped by the social conditions under which people in a society live. Focuses on social hierarchy and its relationship to art styles.

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  3. "Figures without enclosures should characterize egalitarian societies; enclosed figures should characterize hierarchical societies" (81)Fischer, J. L. - Art styles as cultural cognitive maps, 1961 - 2 Variables

    This paper tests theory suggesting that art is a form of expressive cultures which ultimately is shaped by the social conditions under which people in a society live. Focuses on social hierarchy and its relationship to art styles.

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  4. ". . . there would be more curved [and complex] designs in polygynous societies and more straight-line designs in monogamous societies" (86)Fischer, J. L. - Art styles as cultural cognitive maps, 1961 - 3 Variables

    This paper tests theory suggesting that art is a form of expressive cultures which ultimately is shaped by the social conditions under which people in a society live. Focuses on social hierarchy and its relationship to art styles.

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  5. "Design repetitive of a number of rather simple elements should characterize egalitarian societies; design integrating a number of unlike elements should . . . characterize hierarchical societies" (81)Fischer, J. L. - Art styles as cultural cognitive maps, 1961 - 2 Variables

    This paper tests theory suggesting that art is a form of expressive cultures which ultimately is shaped by the social conditions under which people in a society live. Focuses on social hierarchy and its relationship to art styles.

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  6. "Design with a large amount of empty or irrelevant space should characterize egalitarian societies; design with little irrelevant (empty) space should characterize hierarchical societies" (81)Fischer, J. L. - Art styles as cultural cognitive maps, 1961 - 2 Variables

    This paper tests theory suggesting that art is a form of expressive cultures which ultimately is shaped by the social conditions under which people in a society live. Focuses on social hierarchy and its relationship to art styles.

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  7. Social stratification will be associated with crowded space (428).Dressler, William W. - Art styles, social stratification, and cognition: an analysis of greek vase ..., 1975 - 2 Variables

    This study tests Fischer's (1961) cross-cultural hypotheses about the association between social structure and styles of art using formal design elements on painted vases in ancient Greece. Results show support for all of Fischer's hypotheses.

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  8. Social stratification in ethnographically-described cultures is positively associated with complexity of ceramic design and ceramic style (225)Peregrine, Peter N. - Cultural correlates of ceramic styles, 2007 - 3 Variables

    This study replicates John L. Fischer's (1961) cross-cultural analysis to demonstrate the correlation between art styles and social hierarchy and postmarital residence. The author suggests that archaeological ceramics might be used to predict social characteristics of prehistoric societies.

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  9. Social stratification in archaeologically-described societies is positively associated with ceramic design complexity and ceramic style complexityPeregrine, Peter N. - Cultural correlates of ceramic styles, 2007 - 3 Variables

    This study replicates John L. Fischer's (1961) cross-cultural analysis to demonstrate the correlation between art styles and social hierarchy and postmarital residence. The author suggests that archaeological ceramics might be used to predict social characteristics of prehistoric societies.

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  10. Sexual anxiety is associated with straight line dominant art (38)Gray, J. Patrick - Male security and art style in traditional societies, 1981 - 2 Variables

    This paper suggests that Fischer's (1961) "male security" variable is not adequate. Cross-cultural analyses suggest that male security in the realm of father-son interaction may be more important than male security in the realm of heterosexual interaction in explaining the line shape preference of a society.

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