Access to Origins: Affines, Ancestors, and Aristocrats

Access to Origins: Affines, Ancestors, and Aristocrats

by Mary W. Helms

Hardcover(1ST UNIVER)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292731196
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: 1ST UNIVER
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mary W. Helms is Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
ix(2)
Preface xi
INTRODUCTION 3(20)
1. The Setting
3(11)
2. The House
14(9)
PART ONE 23(72)
3. The Dead
23(11)
4. Ancestors
34(21)
5. Affines
55(18)
6. Origins
73(22)
PART TWO 95(52)
7. Hierarchy
95(14)
8. Qualities and Aristocrats
109(12)
9. Aristocrats and Affines
121(26)
PART THREE 147(34)
10. Structure and Communitas
147(17)
11. Tangible Durability
164(10)
12. Concluding Remarks
174(7)
Appendix. Geographical Distribution of Select Ethnographic Sources 181(4)
Notes 185(28)
References 213(40)
Index 253

What People are Saying About This

F. Kent Reilly III

"This is a new and major contribution to the study of social stratification in general and New World chiefly elites in particular. . . . This book will occupy a permanent place in anthropological literature."

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