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This work constitutes the first book-length examination of Balinese kinship in English and an important theoretical analysis of the central ethnographic concept of "kinship system." Hildred and Clifford Geertz's findings challenge the prevailing anthropological notion of a kinship system as an autonomous set of institutionalized social relationships. Their research in BaliThis work constitutes the first book-length examination of Balinese kinship in English and an important theoretical analysis of the central ethnographic concept of "kinship system." Hildred and Clifford Geertz's findings challenge the prevailing anthropological notion of a kinship system as an autonomous set of institutionalized social relationships. Their research in Bali suggests that kinship cannot be studied in isolation but must be perceived as a symbolic subsystem governed by ideas and beliefs unique to each culture....

Title : Kinship in Bali
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ISBN : 9780226285160
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 228 Pages
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  • June
    2018-11-01 16:04

    i used this classic as one of the reference for an article I made about caste in Bali in 2010. an elaborated exploration of kinship in Bali, vividly explained for a newbie like me.