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Author Pfeffer, Georg, 1943- author.

Title Lewis Henry Morgan's comparisons : reassessing terminology, anarchy and worldview in Indigenous societies of America, Australia and Highland Middle India / Georg Pfeffer
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Contents Life and Work of Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881) -- Tools and Types -- Seneca Revisited -- Omaha Skewing Reconsidered -- Highland Middle Indian (HMI) Terminologies -- Schneider, Relatedness, 'Malayan', and General Comparison -- Social Evolution and the Australian Anomaly -- Order in Anarchy: HMI Gentile Organization Compared -- Bridewealth and Gender in Highland Middle India -- The Dark Side of the Moon -- Conclusion. For the Record -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Summary "About 150 years ago L.H. Morgan compared relationship terminologies, societal forms, and ideas of property to recognize the interdependence of the three domains. From a new perspective, the book will re-examine, confirm and criticize, Morgan's findings to conclude that reciprocal affinal relations determine most 'classificatory' terminologies and regulate many non-state societies, their property notions, and their rituals. Apart from references to American and Australian features, such holistic socio-cultural constructs will be exemplified by elaborate descriptions of little-known contemporary Indigenous societies in highland Middle India, altogether comprising many millions of members"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881.
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881. fast (OCoLC)fst00001550
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Social life and customs.
Primitive societies
Social structure.
Social evolution.
Cultural Evolution
social structure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural & Social.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Social structure.
Social evolution.
Primitive societies.
Indigenous peoples -- Social life and customs.
Ethnology -- Methodology.
Genre/Form Terminology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019980482
ISBN 9781789203189