American kinship
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Schneider, David Murray <1918->

American kinship

Abstract: "American Kinship" is the first attempt to deal systematically with kinship as a system of symbols and meanings, and not simply as a network of functionally interrelated familial roles. Schneider argues that the study of a highly differentiated society such as our own may be more revealing of the nature of kinship than the study of anthropologically more familiar, but less differentiated societies. He goes to the heart of the ideology of relations among relatives in America by locating the underlying features of the definition of kinship-nature vs. law, substance vs. code. one of the most significant features of American Kinship, then, is the explicit development of a theory of culture on which the analysis is based, a theory that has since proved valuable in the analysis of other cultures.

Title and contributions: American kinship : a cultural account / David M. Schneider.

2d ed.

Publication: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Physical description: x, 137 p. ; 24 cm.

ISBN: 0226739309 (pbk.)

Publication date:1968-1980

Language: eng (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)

  • First published in 1968.



Classifications: 301.42/1/0973

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  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: monograph whose publication continues for more than a year
  • Publication Date: 1968-1980

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