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Political Systems of Highland Burma
In Political Systems of Highland Burma Edmund Leach interpreted the concepts of gumlao and gumsa as political models in Kachin society. In this chapter, I will question Leach’s attempt to establishExpand
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Dialectic In Practical Religion
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Ancient Society and Morgan's Kinship Theory 100 Years After [and Comments and Reply]
The synchronic, antievolutionary approach to kinship has made it impossible to grasp its nature and define it adequately. Understanding of the phenomenon is tobe found in the implications of Morgan'sExpand
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On Malinowski, Frazer, and Evolutionism
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Asymmetric Marriage Rules, Status Difference, and Direct Reciprocity: Comments on an Alleged Fallacy
  • Edmund Leach
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
  • 1 December 1961
HIS PAPER refers to Barbara Lane's article "Structural Contrasts between Symmetric and Asymmetric Marriage Systems: a Fallacy,"' the argument of which is itself by no means free from fallacy. In herExpand