On network analysis: the potential for understanding (and misunderstanding) !Kung Hxaro

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Wiessner, Pauline W.
Title On network analysis: the potential for understanding (and misunderstanding) !Kung Hxaro
Date 1998-08
Description Schweizer's social network analysis (CA 38: 739-52) of gift giving among the !Kung San (Ju/'hoansi) demonstrates most elegantly how individual strategies, guided by basic cultural rules, coalesce to form a regional system. Complex connections in the network that defied description with simpler anaytical techniques are brought within reach. Hours upon hours of sitting in the sand and recording the sources of possessions- from arrows to underpants-are projected into a grand finale in Lothar Krempel 's multidimensional diagrams. The publication of such tools in a journal that reaches out to a broad audience is most we come.
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Volume 39
Issue 4
First Page 514
Last Page 517
Subject Density of kinship; Nonsymmetry; Ethnohistorica
Subject LCSH !Kung (African people); Kinship
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Wiessner, P. W. (1998). On network analysis: the potential for understanding (and misunderstanding) !Kung Hxaro. Current Anthropology, 39(4), 514-7.
Rights Management (c) University of Chicago Press http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/ca
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jw8z02
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