Cousin Terms

@article{Goody1970CousinT,
  title={Cousin Terms},
  author={J. Goody},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  year={1970},
  volume={26},
  pages={125 - 142}
}
  • J. Goody
  • Published 1970
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
  • An attempt is made to test some of the assumed correlates of cousin terms (kin terms for ego's own generation) by means of the Ethnographic Atlas (1967) as well as by a regional comparison of the material from Northern Ghana. The following correlations are significant: Omaha and patrilineal descent (or inheritance) systems, Crow and matrilineal systems, Eskimo and "bilateral" systems, Iroquois and preferred cross-cousin marriage. Eskimo is associated with a type of vertical inheritance that… CONTINUE READING
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