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Kinship Network Analysis

Abstract : Kinship, like language, is a structure, not a substance. The distinctive features of kinship networks reside less in how their constitutive ties - be they biological, jural, ritual, symbolic, or whatever - are defined and established than in the way these ties are organized. Kinship network theory is thus not just another "application" of general network theoretic methods to a particular social domain but a specific branch of social network theory in itself, defined by its own axioms and described by its own theorems. This article sets out to present these axioms and theorems.
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Klaus Hamberger, Michael Houseman, Douglas, R. White. Kinship Network Analysis. John Scott & Peter J. Carrington. The Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis, Sage Publications, pp.533-549, 2011. ⟨halshs-00658667⟩

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