Rethinking Kinship and Marriage

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Rodney Needham
Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 276 pages
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This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background.
The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology, linguistics, prescriptive alliance and methodology.
Fieldwork from the following countries is drawn on: Burma, Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Australia, Africa and South America.
 

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Contents

Prefatory Note
xi
RODNEY NEEDHAM Introduction
xiii
Philosophy
xv
Formalism
xxi
Analysis
xxxiv
Wikmunkan
xl
Affect
lii
Prescriptive alliance
lix
Incest
24
Conclusions
29
MARTIN SOUTHWOLD Meanings of Kinship
35
The Ganda terminology
36
P G RIVIERE
57
EDMUND LEACH
75
FRANCIS KORN
99
ANTHONY FOBGB
133

The Purum case
lxvi
Competence and authority
lxxxi
Acknowledgements
cviii
RODNEY NEEDHAM Remarks on the Analysis of Kinship and Marriage
1
Kinship
3
Marriage
5
Descent
8
Terminologies
13
DAVID MCKNIGHT
145
Sexual Prohibitions
181
WILLIAM WILDER
203
JAMES J
219
Notes on Contributors
253
Subject Index
261
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