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Filiation And Affiliation

1st Edition

By Harold W Scheffler


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Announcements in the 1970s and 1980s of the death of kinship and descent as subjects of anthropological study were highly premature. These subjects continue routinely to be encountered in the course of empirical ethnographic research and to be reported upon in ethnographies ? or they are ignored at the peril of ethnographers pathetically unprepared

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS, 1 Kinship and Descent, 2 Descent Groups, 3 Jural Structures I, 4 Jural Structures II, PART TWO: SPECIFIC INSTANCES, 5 Patrifiliation Necessary and Sufficient, 6 Patrifiliation Necessary but Not Sufficient, 7 Patrifiliation Sufficient but Not Necessary I, 8 Patrifiliation Sufficient but Not Necessary II, 9 Joint-Family Systems, 10 Cognatic Descent Groups?

About the Author

Harold W Scheffler is Professor and former Chair of Anthropology at Yale University. He has done ethnographic research among the Plains Ojibwa, in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and in several parts of aboriginal Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General