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Kinship, networks, and exchange

Author: Thomas Schweizer; Douglas White
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together studies of empirical systems of marriage and descent with investigations of the flow of material resources in human societies to demonstrate how the social and material aspects of society are related. It addresses issues of concern to anthropology, history, sociology, and economics and marks the emergence of a new era in the study of kinship and exchange that uses a productive combination  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Schweizer; Douglas White
ISBN: 0521590213 9780521590211
OCLC Number: 36103977
Description: viii, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Revitalizing the study of kinship and exchange with network approaches / Thomas Schweizer and Douglas R. White --
The grapevine forest: kinship, status, and wealth in a Mediterranean community (Selo, Croatia) / Bojka Milicic --
Kinship, property transmission, and stratification in Javanese villages / Douglas R. White and Thomas Schweizer --
Network mediation of exchange structures: ambilateral sidedness and property flows in Pul Eliya (Sri Lanka) / Michael Houseman and Douglas R. White --
Alliance, exchange, and the organization of boat corporations in Lamalera (E. Indonesia) / Robert H. Barnes --
Experiential flexibility of cultural models: kinship knowledge and networks among individual Khasi (Meghalaya, N.E. India) / Monika Böck --
Moral economy and self-interest: kinship, friendship, and exchange among the Pokot (N.W. Kenya) / Michael Bollig --
Risk, uncertainty, and economic exchange in a pastoral community of the Andean highlands (Huancar, N.W. Argentina) / Barbara Göbel --
Wealth transfers occasioned by marriage: a comparative reconsideration / Duran Bell --
Prestations and progeny: the consolidation of well-being among the Bakkarwal of Jammu and Kashmir (western Himalayas) / Aparna Rao --
'We don't sell our daughters': a report on money and marriage exchange in the township of Larantuka (Flores, E. Indonesia) / Stefan Dietrich --
Applications of the minimum spanning tree problem to network analysis / Per Hage and Frank Harary --
Local rules and global structures: models of exclusive straight sister-exchange / Franklin E. Tjon Sie Fat --
The capacity and constraints of kinship in the development of the Enga Tee ceremonial exchange network (Papua New Guinea highlands) / Polly Wiessner and Akii Tumu --
Between war and peace: gift exchange and commodity barter in the central and fringe highlands of Papua New Guinea / Joachim Görlich.
Series Title: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 12.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Schweizer, Douglas R. White.
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