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Author Needham, Rodney
Title Rethinking Kinship and Marriage
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
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Note Cover -- Halftitle Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Prefatory Note -- RODNEY NEEDHAM -- Introduction -- Background -- Philosophy -- Formalism -- Analysis -- Wikmunkan -- Affect -- Prescriptive alliance -- The Purum case -- Competence and authority -- Acknowledgements -- 1 RODNEY NEEDHAM -- Remarks on the Analysis of Kinship and Marriage -- Introduction -- Kinship -- Marriage -- Descent -- Terminologies -- Incest -- Conclusions -- 2 MARTIN SOUTHWOLD -- Meanings of Kinship -- Introduction -- The Ganda terminology -- What is Kinship? -- Kinship and parentation -- Social relationship -- Parentation and congeniacy -- Conclusions -- 3 P. G. RIVIERE -- Marriage: A Reassessment -- Introduction -- Functions -- Constituents -- Relationships -- Conclusions -- 4 EDMUND LEACH -- More about 'Mama and 'Papa' -- Introduction -- Affect and phonology -- Sinhalese -- Kachin -- Conclusions -- 5 FRANCIS KORN -- A Question of Preferences: The Iatmul Case -- Introduction -- Iatmul institutions -- Relationship terminology -- Rules of marriage -- Marriage practices -- Bateson's interpretation -- Formal analysis of the terminology -- Lines and categories -- Prescription and alternation -- Alliances -- Empirical correspondences -- Prestations -- Preferences -- Ideal and variants -- Preference and structure in Levi-Strauss -- Iatmul society and elementary structures -- Classification -- Method -- 6 ANTHONY FORGE -- Marriage and Exchange in the Sepik: Comments on Francis Korn's Analysis of Iatmul Society -- Introduction -- Symmetrical exchange -- Asymmetric marriage -- Conclusions -- 7 DAVID MCKNIGHT -- Some Problems concerning the Wik-mungkan -- Introduction -- McConnel's analysis and kinship models -- Descent lines -- Kinship terms -- Marriage system -- Patterns of behaviour and attitudes -- Homans and Schneider's theory
Levi-Strauss's law of the atom of kinship -- Conclusions -- Postcript -- 8 T. O. BEIDELMAN -- Some Kaguru Notions about Incest and Other Sexual Prohibitions -- Introduction -- Prohibitions -- Infractions -- Folklore -- Conclusions -- 9 WILLIAM WILDER -- Purum Descent Groups: Some Vagaries of Method -- Introduction -- The Ackerman matrix -- Direct exchange? -- Purum descent groups -- Concluding remarks -- 10 JAMES J. FOX -- Sister's Child as Plant: Metaphors in an Idiom of Consanguinity -- Introduction -- A formulation of the problem -- The Rotinese of eastern Indonesia -- Determination of the mother's brother (took) -- Determination of the mother's brother of origin (too-huk) -- Mother's brother and sister's child: performance and idiom -- Comments and conclusions -- Notes on Contributors -- Name Index -- Subject Index
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Needham, Rodney Rethinking Kinship and Marriage London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415330138
Subject Kinship -- Congresses.;Marriage -- Congresses
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