Kinship: An Introduction to the Basic Concepts

Author:   David Parkin
Publisher:   John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Edition:   annotated edition
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9780631203582


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   14 April 1997
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   David Parkin
Publisher:   John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint:   Blackwell Publishers
Edition:   annotated edition
Dimensions:   Width: 16.70cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.494kg
ISBN:  

9780631203582


ISBN 10:   0631203583
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   14 April 1997
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
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List of Figures. Preface. Part I: Basic Concepts:. 1. Introductory. 2. Descent. 3. The Family and Other Kin Groupings. 4. Marriage and Sexual Relations. 5. Kinship (Relationship) Terminology. 6. Symmetric Affinal Alliance. 7. Asymmetric Affinal Alliance. 8. FZD and ZD Marriage. 9. Non--prescriptive Pseudo--systems. 10. The Meaning of Kinship. Part II: Theories of Kinship:. 11. The Significance of Kinship in Anthropology. 12. Theories of Descent. 13. Kinship Terminology and Affinal Alliance. 14. Typologies and Terminological Change. 15. Ethnographic Examples and Further Reading. Bibliography. Index.

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Robert Parkin trained at the University of Oxford, where he took his doctorate for a thesis on kinship in tribal India, which was later published by Oxford University Press as The Munda of Central India. He has written extensively on kinship, both theoretically and ethnographically. He is the author of a study of the life and work of the early French sociologist of religion, Robert Hertz, The Dark Side of Humanity (1996), and of A Guide to Austroasiatic Speakers and their Languages (1991). He is currently teaching at the Universities of Oxford and Oxford Brookes, having previously taught at the Free University of Berlin and the Jagiellonian University, Cracow.

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