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The cultural morphospace of ritual form: examining modes of religiosity cross-culturally

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Ethnographic, historical, archaeological and experimental work suggests the existence of two basic clusters of ritual dynamics or 'modes of religiosity' - a low-frequency, high-arousal cluster linked to the formation of small cohesive communities (imaginistic mode) and high-frequency, low-arousal cluster associated with larger, more centralized social morphology (doctrinal mode). Currently, however, we lack a large-scale survey of ritual variation on which to test such predictions. Here, we c...

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"University of Oxford", "University of Aukland"
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Department of Psychology
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University of Oxford
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Centre for Anthropology and Mind
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Elsevier
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Evolution and Human Behavior More from this journal
Volume:
32
Issue:
1
Pages:
50-62
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1090-5138
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English
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2011-05-26

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