The Resource Genealogical symmetry : rational foundations of Australian kinship, Peter Lucich

Genealogical symmetry : rational foundations of Australian kinship, Peter Lucich

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Genealogical symmetry : rational foundations of Australian kinship
Title
Genealogical symmetry
Title remainder
rational foundations of Australian kinship
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Peter Lucich
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Summary
Explores the generation of structural kinship models and the logical constraints of Aboriginal kinship and marriage terminologies using the mathematics of group theory; review of rival theories in the study of kin types (genealogical extension, category alliance, group-theoretical); analysis of Kariera, Aranda, Aluridja, Gwini/Karadjeri, Gambre and Ngarinjin/Worora classification systems; kinship structures as combinatorial sign systems; includes Appendix; Affiliations and kin categorisation at Kalumburu and Mowanjum 1963
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1939-
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Lucich, Peter
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Ethnology
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Genealogical symmetry : rational foundations of Australian kinship, Peter Lucich
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Publication
Note
Autographed by the author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [659]-675)
Contents
1. Introduction : The problem -- Rival interpretations -- An outline of a group-theoretic approach -- Overview -- 2. Mathematical structures and resources : The klein group -- Group axions -- Formal properties of group -- The catalogue of group structures -- 3. Group theory and Australian kin classification : Problem and preliminaries -- Group properties and constitutive rules for kin classes -- Essentials of the kin classification theory -- Constructing Australian kinship models -- 4. The construction of Australian kinship : Kariera -- Aranda -- Aluridja -- Karadjeri -- Gambre -- Darinjin/Worora -- A periodic table of contruction possibilities -- Group theory and some kinship controversies -- 5. A sociology of combinational sign systems : Explanatory approaches -- The social construction of combinatorial sign systems -- Mind versus exigency -- Agents versus system -- Appendix : Affilations and kin categorisation at Kalumburu and Mowanjum 1963 : The traditional context -- Kalumburu -- Mowanjum
Control code
M0066391
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 684 pages, [2] leaves of plates folded
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AIATSIS Rare Book and Research Collection materials are stored offsite and require a minimum of two business days advance notice for bookings. Access conditions for some items may be restricted due to their cultural content, rarity, value or physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 -donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
illustrations
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008167b
System control number
0000816
Label
Genealogical symmetry : rational foundations of Australian kinship, Peter Lucich
Publication
Note
Autographed by the author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [659]-675)
Contents
1. Introduction : The problem -- Rival interpretations -- An outline of a group-theoretic approach -- Overview -- 2. Mathematical structures and resources : The klein group -- Group axions -- Formal properties of group -- The catalogue of group structures -- 3. Group theory and Australian kin classification : Problem and preliminaries -- Group properties and constitutive rules for kin classes -- Essentials of the kin classification theory -- Constructing Australian kinship models -- 4. The construction of Australian kinship : Kariera -- Aranda -- Aluridja -- Karadjeri -- Gambre -- Darinjin/Worora -- A periodic table of contruction possibilities -- Group theory and some kinship controversies -- 5. A sociology of combinational sign systems : Explanatory approaches -- The social construction of combinatorial sign systems -- Mind versus exigency -- Agents versus system -- Appendix : Affilations and kin categorisation at Kalumburu and Mowanjum 1963 : The traditional context -- Kalumburu -- Mowanjum
Control code
M0066391
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 684 pages, [2] leaves of plates folded
Governing access note
AIATSIS Rare Book and Research Collection materials are stored offsite and require a minimum of two business days advance notice for bookings. Access conditions for some items may be restricted due to their cultural content, rarity, value or physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 -donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
008167b
System control number
0000816

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