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The Social Costs of War: Investigating the Relationship between Warfare and Intragroup Violence during the Mississippian Period of the Central Illinois Valley

Abstract War exacts a great social cost, not only upon its direct participants, but also upon the lives of the friends, family, and community of those who experience it. This cost is particularly evident in the increased frequencies of aggressive behaviors, including homicide, assault, and domestic violence, enacted by Western military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Similarly, among contemporary non-Westernized peoples, a cross-cultural conducted by Ember and Ember (1994) found a relationship between war and various forms of intragroup violence, including domestic violence, assaults, homicides, and violent sports. It is unknown, however, if this positive association between warfare and intragroup violence extends longitudinal... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Hatch, Mallorie (Author) / Buikstra, Jane (Advisor) / Spielmann, Katherine (Committee member) / Carr, Christopher (Committee member) / Milner, George (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physical anthropology / Archaeology / Central Illinois Valley / Mississippian / Precontact Illinois / Violence / War
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 339 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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