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Author Fortes, Meyer

Title Kinship and the Social Order. : the Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (362 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Foreword; Preface; Table of Contents; Part I Retrospect; Chapter I Morgan: The Founding Father; Chapter II The Line of Succession: From Morgan to Radcliffe-Brown; Chapter III Morgan and the Analytical Approach; Chapter IV Radcliffe-Brown and the Development of Structural Analysis; Chapter V Toward the Jural Dimension; Part II Paradigmatic Ethnographical Specimens; Chapter VI A Methodological Excursus; Chapter VII The Kinship Polity; Chapter VIII Cognatic Systems and the Politico- Jural Domain
Chapter IX The Ashanti: State and CitizenshipChapter X The Lineage in Ashanti; Chapter XI Ashanti Patrilateral Kinship and its Values; Part III Some Issues in Structural Theory; Chapter XII Kinship and the Axiom of Amity; Chapter XIII Filiation Reconsidered; Chapter XIV Descent and the Corporate Group; Bibliography; Subject Index
Notes Originally published in the UK in 1970. The central argument of this book is that the structuralist theory and method developed by British and American anthropologists in the study of kinship and social organization are the direct descendants of the researches of Lewis Henry Morgan. Re-examining Morgan's work, the book demonstrates how a tradition of mis-interpretation has disguised the true import of Morgan's discoveries and ideas for Rivers and Radcliffe-Brown and the generation of anthropologists inspired by them
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SUBJECT Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881.
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881. fast (OCoLC)fst00001550
Subject Kinship.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136535284