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

by German Dziebel

About German Dziebel

German V. Dziebel holds a BA, MA and PhD in History from the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University and an MA in Sociology from Central European University (Budapest-Prague-Warsaw). Currently, he is Senior Anthropologist at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Dr. Dziebel's work spans evolutionary, sociocultural, and applied anthropology. He has conducted field research among the Karelians and the Mordvinians in Russia and among the urban reenactors of Native American cultures in Eastern and Western Europe. His book, The Phenomenon of Kinship: Prolegomena to an Idenetic Theory, was published in Russian in 2001. He is a regular contributor to the Kinship Algebra (Algebra Rodstva) almanac and has also published articles in European Review of Native American Studies and Current Research in the Pleistocene.

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