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Author Scheffler, Harold W.

Title Australian kin classification / Harold W. Scheffler
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978


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Description xx, 569 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in social anthropology ; 23
Cambridge studies in social anthropology ; 23
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Map of tribal locations in Australia; 1. Preliminary considerations; 2. Types and varieties; 3. Pitjantjara; 4. Kariera-like systems; 5. Nyulnyul and Mardudhunera; 6. Karadjeri; 7. Arabana; 8. Yir Yoront and Murngin; 9. Walbiri and Dieri; 10. Ngarinyin; 11. An overview; 12. Kin classification and section systems; 13. Variation in subsection systems; 14. Kinship and the social order; Notes; References; Indexes
Summary Study on structures of kin classification systems; critically evaluates Radcliffe-Browns interpretation of Australian social organisation; surveys range of variation in Australian systems of kin classification - Pitjantjatjara, Maringan, Murinbata, Ompela, Mongkan, Nyulnyul, Mardudhunera, Karadjeri, Arabana, Murawari, Wongaibon, Yir Yoront, Murngin, Walbiri, Dieri, Ngarinyin and patrifiliation
Analysis Aboriginal Australians Kinship
Kinship Australia
Kinship Terminology
Aboriginal Australians Kinship Classification
Australian aborigines Kinship Classification
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [545]-555
Includes indexes
Notes Online version of the print title
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Cambridge studies in social anthropology no:23 0068-6794
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Kinship -- Terminology.
Kinship -- Australia.
LC no. 77078391
ISBN 052121906X