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Genealogical symmetry : rational foundations of Australian kinship / Peter Lucich
Bib ID 1601029
Format BookBook
Author
Lucich, Peter
 
Description Armidale, NSW : Light Stone Publications, 1987 
xxxi, 684 pages, [2] leaves of folded plates : illustrations ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 073160315X
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [659]-675) and indexes.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship -- Mathematical models.  |  Group theory.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Ngarinyin / Ungarinyin people (K18) (WA SE52-01)  |  Worrorra people (K17) (WA SD51-16)  |  Kariyarra people (W39) (WA SF50-10)  |  Luritja / Loritja people (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Gunin people (K36) (WA SD52-10)  |  Gamberre / Gambera people (K39) (WA SD52-09)  |  Karajarri people (A64) (WA SE51-10)  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  Kalumburu (WA Drysdale East Kimberley SD52-09)  |  Mowanjum (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)

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