Kinship, Networks, and Exchange

Kinship, Networks, and Exchange

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The intent of this collection of original essays is to revitalize the study of kinship and exchange in a social network perspective. The collection combines studies of empirical systems of marriage and descent with investigations of the flow of material resources. This book marks the emergence of a new era in the study of kinship and exchange using a productive combination of ethnographic substance with formal methods, one which leaves behind older structural-functionalist and culturalist assumptions.

Title:Kinship, Networks, and Exchange
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780521590211
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