Southern African Khoisan Kinship Systems

ISBN 978-3-89645-874-2

Southern African Khoisan Kinship Systems

Edited by: Alan Barnard, Gertrud Boden. With an introduction by: Alan Barnard, Gertrud Boden. With contributions by: Alan Barnard, Gertrud Boden, William B. McGregor, Hitomi Ono, Akira Takada. Series edited by: Rainer Voßen.

Series: Research in Khoisan Studies Volume 30

6 pp. Roman, 301 pp.
1 colour map, 2 maps, 8 colour figures, 9 genealogy charts, numerous tables
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
590 g
€ 48.00



1. Alan Barnard & Gertrud Boden: Khoisan kinship revisited

Part I Kinship terminologies

2. Gertrud Boden: Khwe kinship terminology

3. William B. McGregor: Shua kinship terminology

4. Gertrud Boden: Nǁng kinship terminology – Salvage documentation with the last speakers

Part II Kinship Relations

5. Hitomi Ono: Extra-marital relationships and spouse exchange among the Gǁana peoples

6. Akira Takada: Kinship and caregiving practices among the Ekoka !Xun

7. Gertrud Boden: Universal kinship categorisation among the Namibian !Xoon

Part III Comparison

8. Gertrud Boden & Akira Takada: Kx'a kinship classifications – A diachronic perspective

9. Gertrud Boden: Tuu kinship classifications – A diachronic perspective

10. Gertrud Boden: Grandparent-grandchild and bifurcate-merging equations – A cross-Khoisan perspective

Part IV Contact settings

11. Alan Barnard: The Ju|'hoan-Naro contact area

12. Akira Takada: Surname and interethnic relationships among the Ekoka !Xun

13. Gertrud Boden: Language contact and flexible kin categories


14. Alan Barnard & Gertrud Boden: Conjectural histories – Pros and cons


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