Intracultural variation

Sun, 30 Apr 1995 08:01:37 -0400

I agree in principle with Danny Yee's statement of 4/30 that intracultural
variation would almost always, by definition, be less than intercultural
variation. Some of this discussion, however, derives from the fact that
we, as anthropologists, have paid too little careful attention to the
nature of subcultures. We use the concept from time to time and have an
intuitive sense of its meaning but have only occasionally explored the
ways in which subcultures differ and the degrees to which they differ.
Alan LaFlamme
Dept. of Soc & Anthro