1st Edition

Elementary Structures Reconsidered Levi-Strauss on Kinship

By Francis Korn Copyright 1973
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    Constituting a measured but devastating critique of Lévi-Strauss's work on kinship systems, this book deals with prescriptive forms of social classification and had far-reaching implications for anthropological theory when it was originally published.
    Originally published in 1973.

    1. Incest Taboo: a Bridge 2. Structures and Regimes 3. Prescription and Preference 4. Terminology and 'Structure': the Dieri Case 5. A Question of Preferences: the Iatmul Case 6. Some Comments on Alternation: the Mara Case 7. Permutation Models and Prescriptive Systems 8. Conclusions