Fanti Kinship and the Analysis of Kinship Terminologies

Fanti Kinship and the Analysis of Kinship Terminologies

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This book examines Fanti kinship terminology from a variety of analytic and formal perspectives. Based on work with a broad number of informants, David B. Kronenfeld details and analyzes internal variation in usage within the Fanti community, shows the relationship between terminology and social groups and communicative usage, and relates these findings to major theoretical work on kinship and on the intersections of language, thought, and culture. Including computational and comparative studies of kinship terminologies, this volume represents the fullest analysis of any kinship terminological system in the ethnographic record.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 816.46g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 2. Aufl.
  • 60 black and white photographs, 60 line drawings, 25 tables
  • 0252033701
  • 9780252033704

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"The author applies evolved, forceful analytical methods to the Fanti and the book would seem set to become a standard text for anthropologists who seek a commanding introduction to what vigorous kinship analysis looks like at the beginning of the 21st century."--Anthroposshow more

About David B. Kronenfeld

David B. Kronenfeld is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Plastic Glasses and Church Fathers: Semantic Extension from the Ethnoscience Tradition and the editor of Sydney H. Gould's A New System for the Formal Analysis of Kinship.show more