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Overview

This book is an introduction to the social anthropology of kinship - to the ways in which the peoples of different cultures marry and relate to each other within and outside the family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631203599
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Parkin trained at the University of Oxford, where he took his doctorate for a thesis on kinship in tribal India, which was later published by Oxford University Press as The Munda of Central India. He has written extensively on kinship, both theoretically and ethnographically. He is the author of a study of the life and work of the early French sociologist of religion, Robert Hertz, The Dark Side of Humanity (1996), and of A Guide to Austroasiatic Speakers and their Languages (1991). He is currently teaching at the Universities of Oxford and Oxford Brookes, having previously taught at the Free University of Berlin and the Jagiellonian University, Cracow.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Preface.

Part I: Basic Concepts:.

1. Introductory.

2. Descent.

3. The Family and Other Kin Groupings.

4. Marriage and Sexual Relations.

5. Kinship (Relationship) Terminology.

6. Symmetric Affinal Alliance.

7. Asymmetric Affinal Alliance.

8. FZD and ZD Marriage.

9. Non-prescriptive Pseudo-systems.

10. The Meaning of Kinship.

Part II: Theories of Kinship:.

11. The Significance of Kinship in Anthropology.

12. Theories of Descent.

13. Kinship Terminology and Affinal Alliance.

14. Typologies and Terminological Change.

15. Ethnographic Examples and Further Reading.

Bibliography.

Index.

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