Precedence in Perspective

  title={Precedence in Perspective},
  author={J. Fox},
  • J. Fox
  • Published 2009
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  • The use of precedence in Austronesian ethnography The concept of precedence defines a relative relationship. It is significant not in its focus on this single relationship but rather in the possibility it offers for a concatenation of relationships, thus producing an ‘order of precedence’ in which relations are recursively arrayed asymmetrically one to another. As such, precedence involves the conjunction of two analytic categories: recursive complementarity and categorical asymmetry (Fox 1994… CONTINUE READING
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