Comparative Studies in Kinship

Comparative Studies in Kinship

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Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology. In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration. Topics covered include: Am Incest and Adultery Am Double descent systems Am Inheritance, social change and the boundary problem Am Marriage policy Am The circulation of women and children in northern Ghana Am Indo-European kinship. First published in 1969.For, as we saw, the authors go on to say, a little cryptically, a#39;probably akin to Greek nanna, nenna ... Greek roots, it should be added, are given by Liddell and Scott (1925-40) as a#39;nannas or nanna, maternal or paternal uncle or aunta#39;; a#39;nanne, anbsp;...

Title:Comparative Studies in Kinship
Author:Jack Goody
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-05


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