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Publication details for Dr Stephen M. LyonLyon, Stephen M. (2010). Genealogy, kinship and knowledge: A cautionary note about causation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33(5): 394.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 0140-525X, 1469-1825
- DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X10002244
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The choice of emphasis in kinship studies has often resulted in incompatible theoretical models of kinship that are mutually undermining and contradictory. Jones’ attempts to reconcile disparate approaches to kinship using OT is useful, however; seeing kinship as a specialized system for representing genealogy may be unwarranted in the light of recent advances in mathematical approaches to kinship terminologies.
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