Two Studies of Kinship in London
Edited by Raymond Firth
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Two Studies of Kinship in London by Raymond Firth
Book DescriptionIn 1947 members of the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, under the leadership of Professor Firth, made a study of kinship in a South London borough. More recently, to provide comparative material, Professor Garigue investigated kinship patterns among Italian immigrants in London. The results of these two pioneering studies are here presented, with an introductory essay by Professor Firth. This book is an important contribution both to the intensive study of modern urban society, and to the more technical discipline of kinship, especially the relatively neglected problems of bilateral systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845200091
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1956
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Raymond Firth
R. Firth is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics.
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