Maintenance of cultural diversity: Social roles, social networks, and cognitive networks

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  • Smaldino suggests that patterns that give rise to group-level cultural traits can also increase individual-level cultural diversity. I distinguish social roles and related social network structures and discuss ways in which each might maintain diversity. I suggest that cognitive analogs of "cohesion," a property of networks that helps maintenance of diversity, might mediate the effects of social roles on diversity.
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  • Abrams M
  • Start Page

  • 254
  • End Page

  • 255
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 3