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The Character of kinship.

Author: Jack Goody; Meyer Fortes
Publisher: Cambridge [England] University Press [1973]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of specially commissioned essays dealing with general aspects of kinship, family and marriage from an anthropological point of view, that is, considering the total range of human societies. In his editorial introduction, Jack Goody explains that his aim has been to provide 'essays dealing with general themes rather than ethnographic conundrums or descriptive minutiae' in the hope of achieving  Read more...
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Named Person: Meyer Fortes; Meyer Fortes; Meyer Fortes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Goody; Meyer Fortes
ISBN: 0521202906 9780521202909
OCLC Number: 822388
Notes: Published on the occasion of the retirement of Meyer Fortes.
Description: xii, 251 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Barth, F. Descent and marriage reconsidered.--Strathern, A. Kinship, descent and locality: some New Guinea examples.--La Fontaine, J. Descent in New Guinea: an Africanist view.--Leach, E. Complementary filiation and bilateral kinship.--Barnes, J.A. Genetrix: genitor:: nature: culture?--Bloch, M. The long term and the short term: the economic and political significance of the morality of kinship.--Pitt-Rivers, J. The kith and the kin.--Freeman, D. Kinship, attachment behaviour and the primary bond.--Smith, R.T. The matrifocal family.--Harris, G. Furies, witches and mothers.--Abrahams, R.G. Some aspects of levirate.--Goody, J. Polygyny, economy and the role of women.--Tambiah, S.J. From varna to caste through mixed unions.--Barnes, J.A. Bibliography of the writings of Meyer Fortes (p. 231-235).
Responsibility: Edited by Jack Goody.
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"A collection of specially commissioned essays dealing with general aspects of kinship, family and marriage from an anthropological point of view, that is, considering the total range of human societies. In his editorial introduction, Jack Goody explains that his aim has been to provide 'essays dealing with general themes rather than ethnographic conundrums or descriptive minutiae' in the hope of achieving 're-consideration of some central problem areas including those examined by an earlier generation of anthropologists and still raised by scholars outside the discipline itself'. Individual essays cover problems such as the nature of kinship and the family; why monogamy?; intermarriage and the creation of castes"--From publisher description.

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