Variance in American kinship: implications for cultural analysis

@article{Yanagisako1978VarianceIA,
  title={Variance in American kinship: implications for cultural analysis},
  author={S. Yanagisako},
  journal={American Ethnologist},
  year={1978},
  volume={5},
  pages={15-29}
}
The question of variance in American kinship provides a rich basis for a discussion of several critical conceptual, theoretical, and methodological Issues embedded in the cultural analysis of kinship or any other cultural domain. The paper begins with an examination of the extent to which David Schneider's cultural account of American kinship represents and explicates the symbolic system of second-generation Japanese-Americans. This leads to the major theoretical problem: the way in which we… Expand
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