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Kinship and Marriage An Anthropological Perspective

ISBN-10: 0521278236

ISBN-13: 9780521278232

Edition: 1996

Authors: Robin Fox

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Robin Fox's study of systems of kinship and alliance has become an established classic of the social science literature. It has been praised above all for its liveliness of style and clarity of exposition in an area that students and general readers have found difficult to master. It was the first attempt to produce an overview of this central subject and has maintained its unique position over the years. Fox's reconciliation of 'descent' and 'alliance' theories, and his 'deductive' approach to the logic of kinship systems based on four universal premises, give the book its distinctive flavour and make it not only the best available introductory text but a contribution to theory in its own right. It has been used throughout the world as an introduction for both academic and lay readers and has been translated into numerous languages.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/27/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface to the Cambridge University Press Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Kinship, family and descent
The incest problem
Local groups and descent groups
Unilineal descent groups
Segmentation and double descent
Cognatic descent and ego-centred groups
Exogamy and direct exchange
Asymmetrical and complex systems
Kinship terminology
References and further reading
Index