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Origin, descent and precedence in the study of Austronesian societies: Public Lecture, Leiden University

Fox, James

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I would like to examine some of the origins of one of the key concepts of anthropology, namely, the concept of ‘descent’ or, as in Dutch, the concept of ‘afstamming’. In Dutch and in English, this concept involves an implicit spatial metaphor — ‘a downward trajectory: a derivation from above’. My intention is to examine this underlying spatial image as a cultural construct and to consider — by a few selected glimpses — the history of its formation.

dc.contributor.authorFox, James
dc.date.accessioned2001-07-31
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T15:30:53Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:47:53Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T15:30:53Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:47:53Z
dc.date.created1988
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41369
dc.description.abstractI would like to examine some of the origins of one of the key concepts of anthropology, namely, the concept of ‘descent’ or, as in Dutch, the concept of ‘afstamming’. In Dutch and in English, this concept involves an implicit spatial metaphor — ‘a downward trajectory: a derivation from above’. My intention is to examine this underlying spatial image as a cultural construct and to consider — by a few selected glimpses — the history of its formation.
dc.format.extent17 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subjectAustronesian societies
dc.subjectAustronesian linguistics
dc.subjectEastern Indonesia
dc.subjectkinship
dc.subjectconsanguinity
dc.subjectorigin structure
dc.subjectdescent
dc.titleOrigin, descent and precedence in the study of Austronesian societies: Public Lecture, Leiden University
dc.typePublic Lecture
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationyear1988
local.identifier.eprintid40
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued1988
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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