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The First Description
The Second Description
Is Theory Alone Responsible for the Weakness of the First Description?
Introduction to Part II
Some Assumptions behind the First Description
Is Kinship a Privileged System?
Tabinau FatherChild and Patriliny Is This Kinship?
A History of Some Definitions of Kinship
Some Fundamental Difficulties in the Study of Kinship Exemplified by Scheffler and Lounsbury
A Note on the Significance of Definition
Malinowskis Legacy and Some Perils of Functionalism
Some Further Perils in the Study of Kinship as Exemplified by Goodenough
The Fundamental Assumption in the Study of Kinship Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Institutions Domains and Other Rubrics
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