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Part I: Terminological change

Chapter 1. Kinship as classification: towards a paradigm of change
Chapter 2. Terminology and alliance in India: tribal systems and the north-south problem
Chapter 3. From tetradic society to dispersed alliance
Chapter 4. Why do societies abandon cross-cousin marriage?
Chapter 5. Dravidian and Iroquois in South Asia
Chapter 6. Indo-European kinship terminologies in Europe: trajectories of change

Part II: Crow-Omaha

Chapter 7. On the origin of Crow-Omaha terminologies
Chapter 8. Substitutability of kin and the Crow-Omaha problem
Chapter 9. The evolution of kinship terminologies: non-prescriptive forms of asymmetric alliance in Indonesia


Appendix: Publications on kinship by Robert Parkin

How Kinship Systems Change

On the Dialectics of Practice and Classification

Robert Parkin

310 pages, 13 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-166-0 Hb Published (July 2021)

eISBN 978-1-80073-167-7 eBook