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Kinship and Social Organisation

Kinship and Social Organisation
by W. H. R. Rivers

Publisher: Constable & Co. 1914
ISBN/ASIN: 0415670446
Number of pages: 124

Description:
The aim of these lectures is to demonstrate the close connection which exists between methods of denoting relationship or kinship and forms of social organization, including those based on different varieties of the institution of marriage. In other words, my aim will be to show that the terminology of relationship has been rigorously determined by social conditions and that, if this position has been established and accepted, systems of relationship furnish us with a most valuable instrument in studying the history of social institutions.

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