Assignment of relationship terms in Binumarien

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Hawkes, Kristen
Title Assignment of relationship terms in Binumarien
Date 1977
Description Kinship systems have a perennial fascination. From Morgan's day to the present, a long succession of authors have produced their diagrams and algebraic explanations . . . Kinship terminology and its diagramatic arrangements provide, ready made, a delightful series of mathematical abstractions and it is all too easy to develop their analysis into a 'system' having little relation to sociological facts. This paper considers four propositions about the meaning of kinship terms in relation to a pertinent set of sociological facts about the actual assignment of relationship terms in a community. Its purpose is to shed quantitative empirical light on what has been largely a theoretical debate.
Type Text
Publisher Ethnology
Volume 16
Issue 3
First Page 309
Last Page 329
Subject Binumarien; Binumariens
Subject LCSH Kinship -- Papua New Guinea; Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea; Social status
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Hawkes, K. (1977). Assignment of relationship terms in Binumarien. Ethnology, 16(3), 309-29.
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