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Schneider, David Murray <1918->

American kinship

Abstract: "American Kinship" is the first attempt to deal systematically with kinship as a system of symbols and meanings, and not simply as a network of functionally interrelated familial roles. Schneider argues that the study of a highly differentiated society such as our own may be more revealing of the nature of kinship than the study of anthropologically more familiar, but less differentiated societies. He goes to the heart of the ideology of relations among relatives in America by locating the underlying features of the definition of kinship-nature vs. law, substance vs. code. one of the most significant features of American Kinship, then, is the explicit development of a theory of culture on which the analysis is based, a theory that has since proved valuable in the analysis of other cultures.


Titolo e contributi: American kinship : a cultural account / David M. Schneider.

2d ed.

Pubblicazione: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Descrizione fisica: x, 137 p. ; 24 cm.

ISBN: 0226739309 (pbk.)

Data:1968-1980

Lingua: Inglese (lingua del testo, colonna sonora, ecc.)

Nota:
  • First published in 1968.

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Classi: 301.42/1/0973

Dati generali (100)
  • Tipo di data: monografia edita in più anni
  • Data di pubblicazione: 1968-1980

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