How are assorted cultures to be defined and in comparison? This publication presents a transparent and concise dialogue of the theoretical concerns excited by ethnographic description and comparative learn. taking on the vintage difficulties within the research of of social enterprise, Professor Goodenough describes the most important matters within the cross-cultural examine of kinship and the family members, revealing the types of constants, either formal and practical, on which such learn has to be dependent. the result's new definitions of marriage, kinfolk and parenthood to be used in cross-cultural research and a better figuring out of this way of study itself. The assertion at the interdependence of description and comparability in cultural anthropology and its implications for a technological know-how of tradition, presents clean insights into cross-cultural research for either the theoretical and the sensible anthropologist.
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