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Kinship, Networks, and Exchange : Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences - Thomas Schweizer

Kinship, Networks, and Exchange

Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

By: Thomas Schweizer (Editor), Douglas R. White (Editor)

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Published: 13th June 1998
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The intent of this collection of original essays is to revitalize the study of kinship and exchange in a social network perspective. The collection combines studies of empirical systems of marriage and descent with investigations of the flow of material resources. This book marks the emergence of a new era in the study of kinship and exchange using a productive combination of ethnographic substance with formal methods, one which leaves behind older structural-functionalist and culturalist assumptions.

Revitalizing the study of kinship and exchange with network approaches
Representing Kinship Dynamics, Material Flow, and Economic Co-operation
The grapevine forest: kinship, status and wealth in a Mediterranean community (Selo, Croatia)
Kinship, property transmission, and stratification in Javanese villages
Ambilateral sideness among the Sinhalese: marriage networks and property flows in Pul Eliya (Sri Lanka)
Alliance, exchange, and the organization of boat corporations in Lamalera (E. Indonesia)
Individual Embeddedness and the Larger Structure of Kinship and Exchange Networks
Experimental flexibility of cultural models: kinship knowledge and networks among individual Khasi (Meghalaya, N. E. India)
Moral economy and self-interest: Kinship, friendship and exchange among the Pokot (N. W. Kenya)
Risk, uncertainty and economic exchange in a pastoral community of the Andean Highlands (Huancar, N. W. Argentina)
Marriage, Exchange and Alliance: Reconsidering Bridewealth and Dowry
Wealth transfers occasioned by marriage: a comparative reconsideration
Prestations and progeny: the consolidation of well-being among the Bakkarwal of Jammu and Kashmir
'We Don't Sell our Daughters': a report on money and marriage exchange in the township of Larantuka (Flores, E. Indonesia)
Emergence, Development and Transformation of Kin-Based Exchange Systems
Applications of the minimum spanning tree problem to network analysis
Local rules, global structures: models of exclusive straight sister-exchange
The capacity and constraints of kinship in the development of the Enga Tee Ceremonial exchange network (Papua New Guinea Highlands)
Between war and peace: gift exchange and commodity barter in the central and fringe Highlands of Papua New Guinea
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ISBN: 9780521590211
ISBN-10: 0521590213
Series: Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 13th June 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.69