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The Resource Human families, Stevan Harrell

Human families, Stevan Harrell

Label
Human families
Title
Human families
Statement of responsibility
Stevan Harrell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This detailed study maps the variations in family systems throughout the world, focusing on the ways families interact with their societies. Tracing the developmental cycle of families in a wide range of times and places, Stevan Harrell shows how family members in different societies must cooperate to perform various activities and thus organize themselves in particular ways. Within six major divisions, the book describes families in nomadic bands, traditional African societies, Polynesian and Micronesian societies, native societies of the Pacific Northwest coast, pre-industrial class societies, and modern industrial societies. Within each group, the author's copious examples demonstrate the variation from one family system to another. His case studies are clearly illustrated with a unique set of diagrams that allow comparison of complex groups and of family processes extending over a generation. Scholars and advanced students alike will find this ambitious book an invaluable resource
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Harrell, Stevan
Dewey number
306.85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN480
LC item number
.H37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social change in global perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Kinship
  • Social structure
  • Kinship
  • Social structure
Label
Human families, Stevan Harrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-581) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Concepts and methods -- The B-cluster: nomadic foraging bands -- The A-cluster: family systems of Sub-Saharan Africa -- The O-cluster: Islands of Micronesia and Polynesia -- The N-cluster: societies of the northwest coast of North America -- The C-cluster: premodern, complex societies -- The M-cluster: families in modern society
Control code
35637533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780813327280
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96044887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Human families, Stevan Harrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-581) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Concepts and methods -- The B-cluster: nomadic foraging bands -- The A-cluster: family systems of Sub-Saharan Africa -- The O-cluster: Islands of Micronesia and Polynesia -- The N-cluster: societies of the northwest coast of North America -- The C-cluster: premodern, complex societies -- The M-cluster: families in modern society
Control code
35637533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780813327280
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96044887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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