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By Dr Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

This encyclopedia offers description and research of the phrases, thoughts, and problems with social and cultural anthropology. foreign in authorship and assurance, this obtainable paintings is totally listed and cross-referenced.

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His ethnography provided an integrated account of local organization, kinship, *warfare, *religion and (unusually for the time) the evidence for change and interaction with Indonesian fishermen. Lévi-Strauss on kinship Lévi-Strauss’s work on †cross-cousin marriage clearly owes a considerable debt to Radcliffe-Brown’s work on Australia. He both adopts Radcliffe-Brown’s three types of cross-cousin marriage as the three possible †elementary structures of kinship, and reanalyses Australian material in the first of the ethnographic sections of The Elementary Structures of Kinship.

1984) Pride Against Prejudice, Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Williams, N. (1986) The Yolngu and Their Land, Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology 8 adoption and fostering Conventionally, fostering involves a parent or set of parents looking after someone else’s child, often on a long-term basis, whereas adoption involves in addition the acquisition of a ‘kin’ relationship between such parents and their (adopted) children. Both practices involve the assumption of parental roles by individuals who are not the child’s biological or birthparents, but the addition of *kinship status in adoption makes that concept both more problematic and more interesting.

Though Kenyatta was involved in the political struggle for independence in Kenya, and went on to become the President of the new republic, his monograph remains the best record of traditional Kikuyu society. A–Z 13 Evans-Pritchard’s influence is made evident in his introduction to †Peristiany’s monograph on the social institutions of the Kipsigis in which he makes two points: firstly ‘that the Kipsigis have a political system’, and secondly ‘that the †age-set system of the Kipsigis has a very political importance’ (Evans-Pritchard 1939:xxiii, xxxi).

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