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The Resource Kinship systems : change and reconstruction, edited by Patrick McConvell, Ian Keen, and Rachel Hendery

Kinship systems : change and reconstruction, edited by Patrick McConvell, Ian Keen, and Rachel Hendery

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Kinship systems : change and reconstruction
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Kinship systems
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change and reconstruction
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edited by Patrick McConvell, Ian Keen, and Rachel Hendery
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eng
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Kinship systems are the glue that holds social groups together. This volume presents a novel approach to understanding the genesis of these systems and how and why they change. The editors bring together experts from the disciplines of anthropology and linguistics to explore kinship in societies around the world and to reconstruct kinship in ancient times. Kinship Systems presents evidence of renewed activity and advances in this field in recent years which will contribute to the current interdisciplinary focus on the evolution of society. While all continents are touched on in this book, there is special emphasis on Australian indigenous societies, which have been a source of fascination in kinship studies. One key argument in the book is that linguistic evidence for reconstruction of ancient terminologies can provide strong independent evidence to complement anthropologists' notions of structural kinship transformations and ground them in actual historical and geographical contexts. There are principles that we all share, no matter what kind of society we live in, and these provide a common language for anthropology and linguistics. With this language we can accurately compare how family relations are organized in different societies, as well as how we talk about such relations. Because this concept has often been denied by the trajectories in anthropology over the last few decades, Kinship Systems represents a reassertion of, and advances on, classical kinship theory and methods. Innovations and interdisciplinary methods are described by the originators of the new approaches and other leading regional experts --
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McConvell, Patrick
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  • maps
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  • Keen, Ian
  • Hendery, Rachel
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  • Kinship
  • Kinship
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • Language and culture
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Kinship systems : change and reconstruction, edited by Patrick McConvell, Ian Keen, and Rachel Hendery
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
1.Introduction: Kinship Change in Anthropology and Linguistics / Patrick McConvell 2.Kinship Terms: Typology and History / David B. Kronenfeld 3.Comparative Phylogenetic Methods and the Study of Pattern and Process in Kinship / Fiona M. Jordan 4.Reconstructing the Proto-Polynesian Terminology: Kinship Terminologies as Evolving Logical Structures / Dwight Read 5.On Husband-Borrowing: The Linguistic Reconstruction of Ancient Yukatekan Marriage Practices / Eve Danziger 6.Kin Terminologies as Linguistic Imprints of Regional Processes: The Socioecological Contexts of Close versus Distant Marriage Patterns in Indigenous Amazonia / Alf Hornborg 7.The Evolution of Yolngu and Ngarinyin Kinship Terminologies: Models of Cumulative Transformations / Ian Keen 8.The Reconstruction of Kinship Terminology in the Arandic Languages of Australia / Harold Koch 9.Desertification of an Arandic Dialect / Barry Alpher Contents note continued: 10.Proto-Pama-Nyungan Kinship and the AustKin Project: Reconstructing Proto-terms for "Mother's Father" and Their Transformations / Patrick McConvell 11.Mama and Papa in Indigenous Australia / Patrick McConvell 12.Warumungu Kinship Over Time / Jane Simpson
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FIEb17490996
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29 cm.
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x, 265 pages
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9781607812449
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)822533060
Label
Kinship systems : change and reconstruction, edited by Patrick McConvell, Ian Keen, and Rachel Hendery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1.Introduction: Kinship Change in Anthropology and Linguistics / Patrick McConvell 2.Kinship Terms: Typology and History / David B. Kronenfeld 3.Comparative Phylogenetic Methods and the Study of Pattern and Process in Kinship / Fiona M. Jordan 4.Reconstructing the Proto-Polynesian Terminology: Kinship Terminologies as Evolving Logical Structures / Dwight Read 5.On Husband-Borrowing: The Linguistic Reconstruction of Ancient Yukatekan Marriage Practices / Eve Danziger 6.Kin Terminologies as Linguistic Imprints of Regional Processes: The Socioecological Contexts of Close versus Distant Marriage Patterns in Indigenous Amazonia / Alf Hornborg 7.The Evolution of Yolngu and Ngarinyin Kinship Terminologies: Models of Cumulative Transformations / Ian Keen 8.The Reconstruction of Kinship Terminology in the Arandic Languages of Australia / Harold Koch 9.Desertification of an Arandic Dialect / Barry Alpher Contents note continued: 10.Proto-Pama-Nyungan Kinship and the AustKin Project: Reconstructing Proto-terms for "Mother's Father" and Their Transformations / Patrick McConvell 11.Mama and Papa in Indigenous Australia / Patrick McConvell 12.Warumungu Kinship Over Time / Jane Simpson
Control code
FIEb17490996
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9781607812449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)822533060

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