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Much has been written on change in social norms, but with few exceptions such efforts have failed to synthesize the growing theoretical literature with the specifics of empirical cases. Attempting such a synthesis, we develop a theoretical framework for explaining norm emergence and change that builds on Barth's idea of generative models. We identify three(More)
Transmission of cultural knowledge to children takes several forms. This paper argues that there are three basic forms of cultural transmission, which are introduced sequentially at different stages of development. Earlier forms are retained as new ones are added, and all three forms are used in adult cultural transmissions. The introduction of new forms is(More)
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