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What Is 'Kariera'? Detecting Systems and Overlap in Australian Kinship Using the AustKin Database

McConvell, Patrick; Hendery, Rachael


Radcliffe-Brown introduced the concept of a ‘Kariera’ type of kinship system in proposing his highly influential typology of Australian social organization, building on his earlier reports of fieldwork in the Pilbara of northern Western Australia, in which the Kariera (Kariyarra) people were taken to represent a widespread type. Radcliffe-Brown’s and other typologies of Australian kinship have generally disregarded the universalist categorizations (going back to Fison and Howitt’s assignment of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/ocea.5155


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