Genealogy, kinship, and knowledge: A cautionary note about causation
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London
The choice of emphasisinkinship studies has often resulted in incompatible theoretical models of kinship that are mutually undermining and contradictory. Jones' attempts to reconcile disparate approaches to kinship using OTisuseful, however; seeing kinship as a specialized system for representing genealogy may be unwarranted in the light of recent advances in mathematical approaches to kinship terminologies.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Lyon, S. M.
(2010). Genealogy, kinship, and knowledge: A cautionary note about causation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(5), 394.
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