Family and Household: The Analysis of Domestic Groups

  title={Family and Household: The Analysis of Domestic Groups},
  author={S. Yanagisako},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • S. Yanagisako
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
cts of family lif e in Australia was urgently needed. He claimed that the confusion and contradiction in extant depictions of the Australian family were due to certain theoretical postulates and axioms adopted by some ethnographers. Principal among these was the attribution of Eu­ ropean characteristics to the aboriginal family without adequate investiga­ tion of the details of actual family relationships. As an antidote to such inclinations, Malinowski proposed that we begin the study of the… Expand
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