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  1. "initiation ceremonies will emphasize equality among the initiates, while secret societies will emphasize differentiation" (239)Precourt, Walter - Initiation ceremonies and secret societies as educational institutions, 1975 - 3 Variables

    This study of initiation rites focuses on the hidden and explicit education that takes place in the course of public initiation rites and induction into secret societies. The author suggests that in tribal societies, initiations reinforce egalitarianism while in chiefdoms secret societies reinforce differentiation. Deviant cases were also analyzed.

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  2. "Initiation ceremonies will exist at the tribal level of socio-cultural complexity while secret societies will exist in chiefdoms" (239)Precourt, Walter - Initiation ceremonies and secret societies as educational institutions, 1975 - 3 Variables

    This study of initiation rites focuses on the hidden and explicit education that takes place in the course of public initiation rites and induction into secret societies. The author suggests that in tribal societies, initiations reinforce egalitarianism while in chiefdoms secret societies reinforce differentiation. Deviant cases were also analyzed.

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  3. Societies with male initiation rites involving both genital operation and isolation will be associated with painful initiation rites for femalesBrown, Judith K. - A cross-cultural study of female initiation rites, 1963 - 4 Variables

    This study explores why initiation rites for girls are observed in some societies and absent in others. Further, the author seeks to understand cross-cultural variation in the rites.

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  4. Ancestral initiation rites will be associated with post-marital residence systems for Austronesian societies.Bentley, R. Alexander - Evolution of initiation rites during the Austronesian dispersal, 2021 - 2 Variables

    This paper builds on previous Austronesian dispersal research that indicated rituals and social complexity gave rise to each other, by examining if marital residence and initiation rites co-evolved during the dispersal. Using a phylogenetic test and initiation data from 79 societies, the authors found evidence that female and male initiation rites co-evolved during the dispersal and were most stable when both initiation rites were present. The authors also suggest that proto-Austronesian society probably lacked initiation rites and such rites only developed later.

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  5. "If one limits the definition of male initiation rites to only those ceremonies characterized by both a genital operation and seclusion, a very strong relationship emerges between these male rites and those female initiation ceremonies which [cause pain to initiate]" (845)Brown, Judith K. - A cross-cultural study of female initiation rites, 1963 - 2 Variables

    This article discusses initiation rites for girls. Specifically explored are the reasons why the ceremonies are observed in some societies and omitted in others and what the variations between societies demonstrates.

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  6. "Female initiation rites will occur in those societies in which the young girl continues to reside in the home of her mother after marriage" (841)Brown, Judith K. - A cross-cultural study of female initiation rites, 1963 - 2 Variables

    This article discusses initiation rites for girls. Specifically explored are the reasons why the ceremonies are observed in some societies and omitted in others and what the variations between societies demonstrates.

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  7. In societies where sorcery is important, male initiation rites at puberty will be prevalent (373, 445).Textor, Robert B. - A Cross-Cultural Summary: Male Initiation Rites, 1967 - 2 Variables

    Textor summarizes cross-cultural male initiation rites findings pertaining to cultural, environmental, psychological, and social phenomena.

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  8. In societies that practice female initiation rites, marriages will be polygynous and preferentially sororal (244, 382).Textor, Robert B. - A Cross-Cultural Summary: Polygyny, 1967 - 2 Variables

    Textor summarizes cross-cultural findings on polygyny pertaining to cultural, environmental, psychological, and social phenomena.

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  9. Societal complexity will be negatively associated with the presence of adolescent initiation ceremonies (699).Schlegel, Alice - The evolutionary significance of adolescent initiation ceremonies, 1980 - 2 Variables

    Adolescent initiation ceremonies are examined with regard to features of subsistence economy and social organization and differences among male and female ceremonies are examined.

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  10. Societal complexity will be associated with the gender distribution of adolescent initiation ceremonies (699)Schlegel, Alice - The evolutionary significance of adolescent initiation ceremonies, 1980 - 2 Variables

    Adolescent initiation ceremonies are examined with regard to features of subsistence economy and social organization and differences among male and female ceremonies are examined.

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