Title

Genealogy, kinship, and knowledge: A cautionary note about causation

Document Type

Article

Department

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London

Abstract

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.

Comments

his work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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