Appell, George N.. Emergent structuralism: the design on an inquiry system to delineate the production and reduction of social forms

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Title: Emergent structuralism: the design on an inquiry system to delineate the production and reduction of social forms

Published in: Choice and morality in anthropological perspective : essays in honor of Derek Freeman, edited by G.N. Appell and T.N. Madan

Published By: Choice and morality in anthropological perspective : essays in honor of Derek Freeman, edited by G.N. Appell and T.N. Madan Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1988. 43-60 p.

By line: G. N. Appell

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Rungus Dusun (OC13)

Subjects: Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Arboriculture (245); Real property (423);

Abstract: This is another theoretical treatment of the Rungus data (see Appell 1976, document no. 4). G.N. Appell examines the relationship between social structure and social action. Appell regards social structure as an 'opportunity structure,' because 'without structure there is no opportunity.' The problem lies in identifying a culture's opportunity structures. Appell finds opportunity strucutres in a culture's property system, which consists of a scarce good or service, the constellation of jural interests, and presence of a social isolate. Appell goes on to discuss the Rungus rights to trees and what he calls a 'tree-focussed isolate.'

Document Number: 5

Document ID: oc13-005

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-60)

Field Date: 1959-1963

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: 1959-1963

Coverage Place: Kudat District, Sabah, Malaysia

LCSH: Dusun (Bornean people)

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