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Kinship and Marriage : An Anthropological Perspective - Robin Fox

Kinship and Marriage

An Anthropological Perspective

By: Robin Fox

Paperback Published: 16th September 1996
ISBN: 9780521278232
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

Preface to the Cambridge University Press Edition
Preface to the First Edition
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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521278232
ISBN-10: 0521278236
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th September 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 12.7  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.3