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The World Cultures eJournal welcomes articles, data, and comparative research material dealing with any aspect of human behavior. Publication of any comparative database, regional or worldwide, will be considered. Submissions of programs and teaching materials are welcomed, as are communications on research, coding, sources, and other materials of interests to comparative researchers.

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VOLUME1#1: 2013 INTRODUCTION

This article discusses the web version of the first issue of World Cultures.

Contents1#1

This file contains the table of contents for volume 1, issue 1, 1986.

Contributors1#1

This file contains the names and affiliations of contributors to volume 1, issue 1, 1986.

Editor1#1

This article introduces World Cultures.

Purpose1#1

This file describes the purpose of World Cultures.

Notes1#1

This file contains notes on the use of World Cultures.

Future1#1

This article identifies future data files to be published in World Cultures.

Letters1#1

A letter from H. Russell Bernard.

The Standard Sample: Introduction

This article introduces the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample.

The World Cultures Database

This article discusses the construction and uses of databases in comparative research.

STDS00.COD

This is the Annotated Cumulative Codebook: Standard Cross-Cultural Sample.

STDS01.COD: Subsistence Economy and Supportive Practices

This file describes codes for variables v1-v22 of the SCCS data set. These codes are from George P. Murdock and Diana O. Morrow. 1970. Subsistence Economy and Supportive Practices: Cross-Cultural Codes 1. Ethnology 9:302-330.

  • 4 supplemental files

STDS02.COD: Infancy and Early Childhood

This file describes codes for variables v23-v60 of the SCCS data set. These codes are from Herbert Barry, III and Leonora M. Paxson. 1971 Infancy and Early Childhood: Cross-Cultural Codes 2. Ethnology 10: 466-508.

  • 4 supplemental files

STDS03.COD: Settlement Patterns and Community Organization

This file describes codes for variables v61-v80 of the SCCS data set. These codes are from George P. Murdock and Suzanne F. Wilson. 1972. Settlement Patterns and Community Organization: Cross Cultural Codes 3. ETHNOLOGY 11:254-295.

  • 4 supplemental files

STDS04.COD: Political Organization

This file describes codes for variables v81-v98 of the SCCS data set. These codes are from Arthur Tuden and Catherine Marshall. 1972. Political Organization: Cross Cultural Codes 4. ETHNOLOGY 11:436-464.

  • 4 supplemental files

STDS05.COD: Division of Labor

This file describes codes for variables v99-v148 of the SCCS data set. These codes are from George P. Murdock and Caterina Provost. 1973. Factors in the Division of Labor by Sex: A Cross Cultural Analysis. ETHNOLOGY 12:203-225.

  • 4 supplemental files

STDS06.COD: Cultural Complexity

This file describes codes for variables v149-v158 of the SCCS data set. These codes are from George P. Murdock and Caterina Provost. 1971. Measurement of Cultural Complexity. Ethnology 12:379-392.

  • 4 supplemental files

STDS07.COD: Sexual Attitudes and Practices

This file describes codes for variables v159-v178 of the SCCS data set. These codes are from Gwen Broude and Sarah J. Greene. 1976. Cross-Cultural Codes on Twenty Sexual Attitudes and Practices. Ethnology 15:409-429.

  • 4 supplemental files

STDS08.COD: Climate Data from Weather Stations

This file describes codes for variables v179-v199 of the SCCS data set. They are from previously unpublished codes done by John W. M. Whiting, originally referenced in "Winter temperature as a constraint to the migration of preindustrial peoples" Whiting et al. American Anthropologist 84:279-298 (1982). The weather data are cited as coming from Walter, H., and H. Leith (1964) Klimadiagramm-Weltatlas, Jena: Gustav Fischer.

  • 4 supplemental files