Genealogy, kinship, and knowledge: A cautionary note about causation

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The choice of emphasis in kinship studies has often resulted in incompatible theoretical models of kinship that are mutually undermining and contradictory. Jones' attempts to reconcile disparate approaches to kinship using OT is useful, however; seeing kinship as a specialized system for representing genealogy may be unwarranted in the light of recent advances in mathematical approaches to kinship terminologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


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