Anthropology | Kinship Organization
E430 | 26743 | DeMallie
Above course carries Graduate Credit
This course is designed as an introduction to major issues in kinship
theory from the mid-nineteenth century until the present.
Ethnographically, it focuses on the kinship and social systems of
Native America, although comparative materials from throughout the
world are covered in readings and lectures. Readings provide a
history of the development of kinship theory, which serves as a
microcosm of anthropological theory in general, as well as a series of
case studies that present kinship in ethnographic context. Grades are
based on class participation and on a 15-20 page paper that analyzes a
particular kinship system or problem in kinship theory.