Geographical-historical versus psycho-functional explanations of kin avoidances

Comparative Studies by Harold E. Driver and Essays in His Honor HRAF Press New Haven Published In Pages: 27-60
By Driver, Harold E.


This article re-examines previous hypotheses by Tylor regarding kin avoidance behavior. The author tests hypotheses on a sample of North American societies that accounts for genetic language families. Results provide partial support for hypotheses.


This article is reprinted in this book from Current Anthropology 7: 131-48 (1966).


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277 societies in North America

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