Some observations on the Kandyan Sinhalese kinship system
article 1968 Robinson, Marguerite S.

SinhaleseAsia > South Asia
In this brief study of the social structure of Morapitiya, a village in the wet zone of the Kandy area, Sri Lanka, Robinson deals with the problems which seem to be present in studies of the Sinhalese kinship system by comparing her findings with tho...

Complementary filiation and marriage in the Trobriand Islands
essay 1972 Robinson, Marguerite S.

TrobriandsOceania > Melanesia
In this article Robinson re-analyses Malinowski's and Powell's data on affinity and filiation and concludes that the position of the father in reference to marriage and filiation in Trobriand society '…is invested with important, and, in some respect...