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Navajo kinship and marriage

Author: Gary Witherspoon
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1977, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The Navajo are one of the most studied people in the world, yet their social organization is one of the least well understood. In this volume Gary Witherspoon offers a theoretical approach to kinship  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Witherspoon
ISBN: 0226904180 9780226904184
OCLC Number: 36773812
Description: xii, 137 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword David M. Schneider Preface 1: Kinship as a Cultural System 2: Mother and Child and the Nature of Kinship 3: Marriage and the Nature of Affinity 4: Father and Child 5: The Descent System 6: The Concepts of Sex, Generation, Sibling Order, and Distance 7: Kinship and Affinal Solidarity as Symbolized in the Enemyway 8: Social Organization in the Rough Rock-Black Mountain Area 9: Residence in the Subsistence Residential Unit 10: Subsistence in the Subsistence Residential Unit 11: Unity in the Subsistence Residential Unit 12: The Navajo Outfit as a Set of Related Subsistence Residential Units 13: The Web of Affinity 14: The Social Universe of the Navajo Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Gary Witherspoon.

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