- Anthropological notions of structure are examined concisely, in the manner of an encyclopaedia entry. From an abstract/logical point of view a structure usually exhibits constant relationships between elements which make up a whole but vary in their content. Anthropologists have applied it in various ways to societies, but also to mentalities or ideologies. Structures need not be binary, and the notion may apply more readily in some societies than in others.
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- Citation: Allen, N. J. (1990). 'On the notion of structure', Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, 21(3), 279-282. N.B. Both a scanned version of the published article and the author's original version of the article are available in ORA.
On the notion of structure
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