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Cultural diversity really is like biological diversity: Reply to comments on the nature of religious diversity: A cultural ecosystem approach

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Studies of religious and other cultural groups tend to be particularistic or focus on one or more axes of variation. In this article we develop a more comprehensive approach to studying cultural diversity that emulates the study of biological diversity. We compare our cultural ecosystem approach with the axis approach, using the distinction between “tight” and “loose” cultures as an example. We show that while the axis approach is useful, the cultural ecosystem approach adds considerable valu...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/2153599X.2015.1132253

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Wilson, DS More by this author
Hartberg, Y More by this author
MacDonald, I More by this author
Lanman, JA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Religion, Brain & Behavior Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
169-174
Publication date:
2016-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2153-5981
ISSN:
2153-599X
Pubs id:
pubs:632292
URN:
uri:32e609fe-1c24-49f6-b7b3-598f4dcb6586
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uuid:32e609fe-1c24-49f6-b7b3-598f4dcb6586
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pubs:632292

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