Genealogical Symmetry: Rational Foundations of Australian Kinship

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Light Stone Publications, 1987 - Aboriginal Australians - 684 pages
Explores the generation of structural kinship models and the logical constraints of Aboriginal kinship and marriage terminologies using the mathematics of group theory; review of rival theories in the study of kin types (genealogical extension, category alliance, group-theoretical); analysis of Kariera, Aranda, Aluridja, Gwini/Karadjeri, Gambre and Ngarinjin/Worora classification systems; kinship structures as combinatorial sign systems; includes Appendix; Affiliations and kin categorisation at Kalumburu and Mowanjum 1963.

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