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Kinship terms are not kinship

Bloch, Maurice (2010) Kinship terms are not kinship. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33 (5). p. 384. ISSN 0140-525X

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0140525X10001949


The target paper claims to contribute to the conceptualisation of kinship but is, in fact, only concerned with descriptive kinship terminologies. It uses Optimal Theory to analyse this vocabulary but it is not clear if this is to be understood as a psychological phenomenon. Jones does not make clear how this special vocabulary might relate to kinship in general.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 09:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:08

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