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Social Structure and Games: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Structural Correlates of Game Complexity

Burton B. Silver
The Pacific Sociological Review
Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan., 1978), pp. 85-102
DOI: 10.2307/1388869
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1388869
Page Count: 18
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Abstract

This paper analyzes game complexity in traditional societies in terms of several central underlying structural variables--social differentiation, demographic complexity, political complexity, religious differentiation, and external threat of attack. The sample consists of societies coded by Murdock from the Human Relations Area Files. It was found that the relationship between game complexity and political complexity was the strongest among the analyzed variables. Population structure was seen to be most stable, while religious differentiation affected game complexity as a consequence of variations in political complexity.

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