Multiple Measures of Alyawarra Kinship

  title={Multiple Measures of Alyawarra Kinship},
  author={Woodrow W. Denham and Douglas R. White},
A field experiment conducted in Central Australia in 1971–1972 explored differences between what Aborigines actually did and what they said they did when anthropologists interviewed them. Fieldwork entailed observing behavior and recording it in numerically coded forms; analysis entails extracting patterns computationally that would not appear in traditional ethnographic data. This article focuses on discrepancies between expected and observed with regard to descent, marriage, and kinship… CONTINUE READING


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