Kinship and Social Organization
W. H. R. Rivers, who has been called 'the founder of the modern study of social organization', exerted an immense influence on his contemporaries and successors. This volume reprints three of his lectures, delivered in 1913 and first published in 1914, which provide a short and brilliant exposition of his theoretical approach, and are exemplary of his handling of ethnographic evidence. His theme is the relationship between kinship terminologies and social organization, more particularly forms of marriage, a subject still of lively theoretical interest. Also included is the same author's The Genealogical Method of Anthropological Enquiry, first published in 1910, a classic of anthropological methodology, and Professor Raymond Firth of the London School of Economics and Professor David Schneider of the University of Chicago provide commentaries estimating the past and present importance of Rivers in British and American Anthropology respectively.
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Correspondence of Kin Terms
s Raga Kin Terms according to Rivers
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Anthropology applied associated becomes believe called cause character child clan classed classificatory system closely collected common complete consequence consider cousin cross-cousin marriage culture custom daughter definite demonstrate denoting dependence descent descriptive determined evidence example existence fact father's sister field follow form of marriage functions Further genealogical method give given importance interest Islands kind kinship knowledge Kroeber language largely lectures London marry material means Melanesian mode mother's brother natural nomenclature obtained once pattern pedigrees Pentecost person possible practice present probably problem psychological question recognized recorded reference regulation relation relatives result Rivers Rivers's rules seems sexual ship similar social conditions social institution social organization Society sociology structure suggest system of relationship tabu terminology of relationship terms of relationship tion UNIVERSITY varieties whole wife's sister woman women