The Dyadic Contract: A Model for the Social Structure of a Mexican Peasant Village1

@article{Foster1961TheDC,
  title={The Dyadic Contract: A Model for the Social Structure of a Mexican Peasant Village1},
  author={G. M. Foster},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  year={1961},
  volume={63},
  pages={1173-1192}
}
HE social structures of societies with unilineal descent groups are far T better known than those of societies with bilateral kinship systems, and our conceptual models for dealing with them are much more sophisticated. The differences in our relative degrees of knowledge are particularly apparent when we compare African groups with what may be called “classic peasant society,” of which the preindustrial European village is the type example.e By 1953 Fortes felt “we are now in a position to… Expand
184 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-5 OF 5 REFERENCES
Form and Variation in Balinese Village Structure
  • 101
The Structure of Unilineal Descent Groups
  • 295
The People Of The Sierra
  • 333
MORAL BASIS OF A BACKWARD SOCIETY
  • 2,051
  • PDF