1st Edition

Remarks and Inventions Skeptical Essays about Kinship

By Rodney Needham Copyright 2004
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume scrutinizes the questions of conceptualization, method and history in the fields of kinship, social anthropology and structuralism. It puts forward a radical revision of the conventional approaches and criteria. Exploring analysis and method in the disparity between relative age and kinship categories as means of social classification, the book makes theoretical readjustments, largely inspired by the precepts of Wittgenstein.
    Originally published in 1971.

    1. Remarks on the Analysis of Kinship and Marriage 2. Age, Category, and Descent 3. Surmise, Discovery, and Rhetoric