Mayer, Iona. The nature of kinship relations: the significance of the use of kinship terms among the Gusii

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Title: The nature of kinship relations: the significance of the use of kinship terms among the Gusii

Published By: Manchester ; New York: Published on behalf of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute by the Manchester University Press ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Humanities Press, 1965. viii, 65 p.: ill.

By line: by Iona Mayer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Gusii (FL08)

Subjects: Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Clans (614);

Abstract: This document presents a detailed analysis of Gusii kinship, the ways in which the Gusii use kinship terms, and the manner in which they extend classificatory terms thoughout the clan. The author's stated aim in this work is: '…to clarify a model of kinship relation, per se, as distinct from relations by clanship or anything else, and accordingly a model of 'kinship classification', 'kinship categories', and 'kinship behaviour', which will accomodate Gusii data without any stretching or squeezing' (p. 1).

Document Number: 3

Document ID: fl08-003

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1946-1949

Evaluation: Sociologist, Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1946-1949

Coverage Place: Kavirondo Gulf region of Lake Victoria, western Kenya, East Africa

LCSH: Gusii (African people)

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