Kinship and the Social Order.: The Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan / Edition 1

Kinship and the Social Order.: The Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan / Edition 1

by Meyer Fortes, Fortes Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415330092

ISBN-13: 9780415330091

Pub. Date: 04/30/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Originally published in the UK in 1970.
The central argument of this book is that the structuralist theory and method developed by British and American anthropologists in the study of kinship and social organization are the direct descendants of the researches of Lewis Henry Morgan. Re-examining Morgan's work, the book demonstrates how a tradition of

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Originally published in the UK in 1970.
The central argument of this book is that the structuralist theory and method developed by British and American anthropologists in the study of kinship and social organization are the direct descendants of the researches of Lewis Henry Morgan. Re-examining Morgan's work, the book demonstrates how a tradition of mis-interpretation has disguised the true import of Morgan's discoveries and ideas for Rivers and Radcliffe-Brown and the generation of anthropologists inspired by them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415330091
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology and Ethnography
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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