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Lewis Henry Morgan's comparisons : reassessing terminology, anarchy and worldview in indigenous societies of America, Australia and Highland Middle India

Author: Georg Pfeffer
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"About 150 years ago L. H. Morgan compared relationship terminologies, societal forms, and ideas of property to recognize the interdependence of the three domains. From a new perspective, the book will re-examine, confirm and criticize, Morgan's findings to conclude that reciprocal affinal relations determine most 'classificatory' terminologies and regulate many non-state societies, their property notions, and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Terminology
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pfeffer, Georg, 1943-
Lewis Henry Morgan's comparisons
New York : Berghahn Books 2019.
(DLC) 2019015097
Named Person: Lewis Henry Morgan
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Pfeffer
ISBN: 9781789203189 178920318X
OCLC Number: 1105557052
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Life and Work of Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881) --
Tools and Types --
Seneca Revisited --
Omaha Skewing Reconsidered --
Highland Middle Indian (HMI) Terminologies --
Schneider, Relatedness, 'Malayan', and General Comparison --
Social Evolution and the Australian Anomaly --
Order in Anarchy: HMI Gentile Organization Compared --
Bridewealth and Gender in Highland Middle India --
The Dark Side of the Moon --
Conclusion. For the Record --
Glossary --
References --
Index
Responsibility: Georg Pfeffer.

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Georg Pfeffer re-examines the work of Lewis Henry Morgan on relationship terminologies, societal forms, and ideas of property and the relationship between these three domains. He concludes that  Read more...

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"This book is the result of a lifetime's work on the kinship systems of the indigenous people of Highland Odisha... For me [its] two key merits are the thoughtful reappraisal of Morgan it offers and Read more...

 
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