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Kinship and marriage : an anthropological perspective

Author: Robin Fox
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Series: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, 50.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robin Fox's study of systems of kinship and alliance has become an established classic of the social science literature. It was the first attempt to produce an overview of this central subject and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Fox
ISBN: 0521260736 9780521260732
OCLC Number: 230020475
Notes: Originally published: Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.
Description: 273 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Cambridge University Press Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Introduction; 1. Kinship, family and descent; 2. The incest problem; 3. Local groups and descent groups; 4. Unilineal descent groups; 5. Segmentation and double descent; 6. Cognatic descent and ego-centred groups; 7. Exogamy and direct exchange; 8. Asymmetrical and complex systems; 9. Kinship terminology; References and further reading; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, 50.
Responsibility: Robin Fox.

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