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By W. H. R. Rivers

First released in 1914, W. H. R. Rivers' highly influential study was the 1st to effectively demonstrate the shut connection between methods of denoting dating or kinship and types of social organisation, including these in line with various different types of the establishment of marriage. He additionally shows that the terminology of dating has been carefully made up our minds by means of social stipulations and that, accordingly, structures of dating provide us with a most useful tool in learning the heritage of social associations.

This series of lectures was once originally delivered via the writer in may possibly 1914, on the London university of Economics. they're in response to the reviews of the Percy Sladen belief Expedition to Melanesia in 1908.  

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