Kinship and the Social Order: The Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan
By: Meyer Fortes (author)Hardback
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Originally published in the UK in 1970. The central argument of this book is that the structuralist theory and method developed by British and American anthropologists in the study of kinship and social organization are the direct descendants of the researches of Lewis Henry Morgan. Re-examining Morgan's work, the book demonstrates how a tradition of mis-interpretation has disguised the true import of Morgan's discoveries and ideas for Rivers and Radcliffe-Brown and the generation of anthropologists inspired by them.
Part 1: Retrospect 1. Morgan: The Founding Father 2. The Line of Succession: From Morgan to Radcliffe-Brown 3. Morgan and the Analytical Approach 4. Radcliffe-Brown and the Development of Structural Analysis 5. Toward the Jural Dimension Part 2: Paradigmatic Ethnographical Specimens 6. A Methodological Excursus 7. The Kinship Polity 8. Cognatic Systems and the Politico-Jural Domain 9. the Ashanti: State and Citizenship 10. The Lineage in Ashanti 11. Ashanti Patrilateral Kinship and its Values Part 3: Some Issues in Structural Theory 12. Kinship and the Axiom of Amity 13. Filiation Reconsidered 14. Descent and the Corporate Group
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