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Paths of relationship, spirals of exchange: Imag(in)ing North Pentecost kinship

Taylor, John (Jack)


In Stone Men of Malekula: Vao (1942), a text that was published more than twenty-five years after he carried out long-term fieldwork in Vanuatu, John Layard introduced a new technique for rendering kinship data in diagrammatic form. Inspired in part by Gregory Bateson, his 'circular technique' was derived from diagrams drawn up according to the genealogical method, and was designed to overcome certain structural problems identified within these. One important implication of the 'circular...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The


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