Kinship in Bali

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Kinship in Bali
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    Publisher
    University of Chicago Press
    ISBN
    9780226285160
    Publication date
    1975
    Subjects
    • anthropology
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                  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.

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