Anthropology of Kinship and the Family | Rowman & Littlefield
Anthropology of Kinship and the Family
Kinship relations create the foundation of human systems of social organization. In order to understand kinship as a system of social relations, it is necessary to examine the structural organization of terms. The Anthropology of Kinship and the Family series is based on the notion that the underlying ideas of kinship can have more immediate importance than the linguistic symbols, as these ideas are evident in all behaviors involved in kin relationships. This series encourages contributors to highlight the social and conceptual power of kinship terminologies. Scholarly monographs and edited collections that focus on old topics associated with kinship, such as family organization and rules of marriage, and new approaches to the study of kinship systems are welcome.

Editor(s): Murray Leaf (; Dwight Read (
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