The Genius of Kinship: The Phenomenon of Human Kinship and the Global Diversity of Kinship Terminologies

by German Dziebel

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction


PART I. The Phenomenon of Kinship: Unearthing the Roots of Relational Thinking in the 19th Century Thought


Chapter 1: The Invention of Lewis H. Morgan and the Genesis of Kinship


Chapter 2: Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology

Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, Franz Gall, and Johann Spurzheim: Genius and Madness, the Brain and the Mind


Chapter 3: Logic, Semiotics, and Reproduction

Augustus De Morgan, Charles Peirce, Francis Galton, and Karl Pearson: Logical Relations, Semiotic Iconicity, and Statistical Correlation


Chapter 4: Religion, Hermeneutics, and Evolution

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Charles Lyell: Biology and Descent, Geology and Design

Friedrich Schleiermacher, Max Müller, Joseph Smith, and Lewis H. Morgan: Divinity, Humanity, and Animality


Chapter 5: Law, Grammar, and Speech

John McLennan, Henry Maine, Gustav von Ewers, and Sergei Soloviev: Kinship, Kingship, and Custom

Johann Herder, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Johann Busch- mann, Samuel Morton, Adolf Bastian and Friedrich Müller: Nation, Race, Child Language, and Grammatical Gender

Friedrich von Schlegel, Fedor Buslaev, Pavel Lav- rovsky, and Berthold Delbrück: Linguistic Kinship, Mother Tongue, and Etymological Roots


Chapter 6: Anthropology, Law, Linguistics, Psychology, and Biology: Kinship Studies in the 20th Century

Anthropology

The Evolutionary Heritage

Diffusionism

Boasian Formalism

Structural Functionalism and Structuralism

Historical Materialism

Linguistics

Psychology

Biology

Kinship Studies as Myth and Science


PART II. The Global Diversity of Kinship Terminological Systems: Generation, Age and Gender


Chapter 7: Consanguinity, Affinity, Adoption, Divorce, and Mortality: The Structure of a Symbolic System


Chapter 8: Kinship and the Current Studies of Human Evolutionary History


Chapter 9: Kinship and Language

Human Kinship and Linguistic Kinship: The Natural Ground of a Metaphor

Kin Terms and Language Structure


Chapter 10: The Basic Logical Pattern


Chapter 11: The Historical Typology of Kin Terminologies


Chapter 12: Ancestral Pattern: “Dravidian,” “Kariera” or Neither


Chapter 13: The Range of Horizontal and Vertical Variation in Kin Terminologies


Chapter 14: Sibling Typology


Chapter 15: Correlations between Sibling Types and Cross-Generational Equations


PART III. Facing a Paradox: Implications of Kinship Terminological Evolution for the Human Origins Research and the Peopling of the Americas


INTRODUCTION


Chapter 16: Case Studies

Eyak-Athabascan

Algic

Uto-Aztecan and Tanoan

Saami

Basque, Burushaski, North Caucasian, Ket, Kartvelian, Etruscan, Indo-European, Dene-Caucasian, and Nostratic Malayo-Polynesian, Formosan, and Tai-Kadai


Chapter 17: The Problem of the Peopling of the Americas in the Context of the Out-of-Africa Model of Human Dispersals: A Critical Overview of the Existing Evidence


Chapter 18: Integrating the Evidence from the Evolution of Kinship Systems into an Interdisciplinary Model of Ancient Human Dispersals


Conclusion

References

Index


 

© Cambria Press, 2016. Innovative Publisher of Academic Research. /About Us/ Contact Us/ Privacy.