Comparative Studies in Kinship / Edition 1

Comparative Studies in Kinship / Edition 1

by Jack Goody, Goody Jack
     
 

Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology.
In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration.
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Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology.
In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration.
Topics covered include:
· Incest and Adultery
· Double descent systems
· Inheritance, social change and the boundary problem
· Marriage policy
· The circulation of women and children in northern Ghana
· Indo-European kinship.
First published in 1969.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415330107
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology and Ethnography
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Topics covered include:
· Incest and Adultery
· Double descent systems
· Inheritance, social change and the boundary problem
· Marriage policy
· The circulation of women and children in northern Ghana
· Indo-European kinship

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