Comparative Studies in Kinship

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 261 pages
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Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology.
In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration.
Topics covered include:
· Incest and Adultery
· Double descent systems
· Inheritance, social change and the boundary problem
· Marriage policy
· The circulation of women and children in northern Ghana
· Indo-European kinship.
First published in 1969.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER TWO A comparative approach to incest
13
CHAPTER THREE The mothers brother and the sisters
39
CHAPTER FOUR The classification of double descent
91
CHAPTER FIVE Inheritance social change and the bound
120
CHAPTER SIX Marriage policy and incorporation
147
Marriages of 76 LoWiili males Birifu 1066
166
Marriage rejections of Bole men Bole August 1965
176
CHAPTER SEVEN with E N Goody The circulation
184
Kinship variables in northern Ghana
202
Summary table kinship variables in northern Ghana
209
CHAPTER EIGHT with E N Goody Crosscousin mar
216
Unilineal descent groups in northern Ghana
222
CHAPTER NINE IndoEuropean kinship
235
FIGURES
251
INDEX
253
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Kinship variables among the LoWiili and the Gonja
186

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Jack Goody is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. Recently knighted by Her Majesty The Queen for services to anthropology, Professor Goody has researched and taught all over the world, is a Fellow of the British Academy and in 1980 was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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