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Title:
The Character of kinship.
Author:
Goody, Jack., editor.
Publication Information:
Cambridge [Eng.] : University Press [1973]
Physical Description:
xii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Published on the occasion of the retirement of Meyer Fortes.
Language:
English
Contents:
Barth, F. Descent and marriage reconsidered.--Strathern, A. Kinship, descent and locality: some New Guinea examples.--La Fontaine, J. Descent in New Guinea: an Africanist view.--Leach, E. Complementary filiation and bilateral kinship.--Barnes, J. A. Genetrix: genitor:: nature: culture?--Bloch, M. The long term and the short term: the economic and political significance of the morality of kinship.--Pitt-Rivers, J. The kith and the kin.--Freeman, D. Kinship, attachment behaviour and the primary bond.--Smith, R. T. The matrifocal family.--Harris, G. Furies, witches and mothers.--Abrahams, R. G. Some aspects of levirate.--Goody, J. Polygyny, economy and the role of women.--Tambiah, S. J. From varna to caste through mixed unions.--Barnes, J. A. Bibliography of the writings of Meyer Fortes (p. 231-235)
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ISBN:
9780521202909
Format :
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A collection of specially commissioned essays dealing with general aspects of kinship, family and marriage from an anthropological point of view, that is, considering the total range of human societies. In his editorial introduction, Jack Goody explains that his aim has been to provide 'essays dealing with general themes rather than ethnographic conundrums or descriptive minutiae' in the hope of achieving 're-consideration of some central problem areas including those examined by an earlier generation of anthropologists and still raised by scholars outside the discipline itself'. Individual essays cover problems such as the nature of kinship and the family; why monogamy?; intermarriage and the creation of castes. The contributors include R. G. Abrahams, J. A. Barnes, Fredrik Barth, Maurice Bloch, Derek Freeman, Jack Goody, Grace Harris, Jean La Fontaine, Edmund Leach, Julian Pitt-Rivers, Raymond T. Smith, Andrew Strathern and S. J. Tambiah.


Table of Contents

Part I Kinship and Descent
1 Descent and marriage reconsideredFredrik Barth
2 Kinship, descent and locality: some New Guinea examplesAndrew Strathern
3 Descent in New Guinea: an Africanist viewJean La Fontaine
4 Complementary filiation and bilateral kinshipEdmund Leach
Part II The Nature of Kinship
5 Genetrix: genitor: nature: culture?J. A. Barnes
6 The long term and the short term: the economic and political significance of the morality of kinshipMaurice Bloch
7 The kith and the kinJulian Pitt-Rivers
Part III The Nature of the Family
8 Kinship, attachment behaviour and the primary bondDerek Freeman
9 The matrifocal familyRaymond T. Smith
10 Furies, witches and mothersGrace Harris
Part IV Marriage and Affinal Roles
11 Some aspects of levirateR. G. Abrahams
12 Polygyny, economy and the role of womenJack Goody
13 From varna to caste through mixed unionsS. J. Tambiah
Notes
Bibliography of the writings of Meyer FortesJ. A . Barnes
References
Index

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