This work constitutes the first book-length examination of Balinese kinship in English and an important theoretical analysis of the central ethnographic concept of "kinship system." Hildred and Clifford Geertz's findings challenge the prevailing anthropological notion of a kinship system as an autonomous set of institutionalized social relationships. Their research in Bali suggests that kinship cannot be studied in isolation but must be perceived as a symbolic subsystem governed by ideas and beliefs unique to each culture.

Kinship in Bali

SKU: 008163
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  • ISBN

    9780226285160
  • Authors

    Geertz, Hildred and Clifford Geertz
  • Extent

    213
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    1975
  • Publisher

    University of Chicago Distribution

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