Social Change with Respect to Culture and Original Nature

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5
THE CORRELATION BETWEEN PARTS OF
CULTURE

The problem of a harmonious adjustment between the material culture and the adaptive culture appears to be a part of a larger problem, namely, the harmonious adjustment of all parts of a culture in a period of change. This problem may be stated in the form of certain questions. How closely correlated are the various parts of culture? How nice an adjustment is necessary or desirable between the different parts of culture? And to what extent is this adjustment maintained in periods of cultural change? These questions are altogether too large to be considered in any detail. And it is questionable whether any sort of quick general answer can be given upon which reliance can be placed. Hobhouse attacked this problem in part in the volume, The Material Culture and Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples. He attempted to correlate social institutions with material cultures. The correlation did not appear to be very great. The data of ethnology show a great many possible combinations between different parts of culture. For instance, there are hunting peoples with polygamy and monogamy, and pastoral cultures with polygamy and polyandry. The position of women may be high or low in hunting cultures and equally high or equally low in agricultural conditions. Tracing descent through the father’s side only is found in a great variety of cultural conditions, so also is descent traced through the mother’s side. Finer analyses will no doubt show closer interrelations between some parts of culture. Thus while polygamy or monogamy is found in a variety of cultural situations it may be true that the functions performed by the family are closely related to the economic conditions, as is claimed by Grosse.18 Lowie has shown some significant changes that oc-

18 Ernest Grosse, Die Formen der Familie und die Formen der Wirtschaft.

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