By David Levinson
An exam and comparability of the ways that diverse cultures convey and unravel clash. appears to be like at a variety of varieties of aggression between contributors and teams, together with kin violence, capital punishment, animal cruelty and rites of initiation, and on the resolutions tried.
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Harner, Michael. (1977) "The Ecological Basis for Aztec Sacrifice. "American Ethnologist 4: 117-135. Harris, Marvin. (1977) Cannibals and Kings: The Origins of Cultures. " Science 200: 611-617. Price, Barbara. " American Ethnologist 5: 98-115. Sahlins, Marshall. " New York Review of Books 26:45—47. Sanday, Peggy R. (1986) Divine Hunger: Cannibalism as a Cultural System. Shankman, Paul. " American Anthropologist 71: 54—69. , and Charles F Merbs. " American Anthropologist %4: 611-627. " So defined, capital punishment is used in 51 of the 53 cultures surveyed, making it nearly culturally universal.
The council then issues its decision, which is usually arrived at through consensus, and orders punishment, compensation, or corrective action. The Tiv of Nigeria make extensive use of elder's councils. Tiv society is divided into districts, kindreds, and families. Family matters are settled by the household heads. The kindred councils consist of the heads of each lineage in the kindred. These are men who are selected because they are the dominant individual in the group, because they are elderly (which means that they are closer to the ancestors), and because they are able public speakers.
An example of this is the manner in which soccer is played by contemporary Zulu men. The Zulu were a warlike people until defeated by the British, and they have long lived under the oppression of Dutch-imposed apartheid in South Africa. Under the restrictive government, they have been unable to express their frustrations and anger directly. Soccer provides a socially acceptable way of expressing hostility and matches are taken very seriously. Prematch activities include divination, rituals, use of herbal medicines, and various efforts to ward off the effects of sorcery and witchcraft.
Aggression and Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia (Encyclopedias of the Human Experience) by David Levinson