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On the notion of structure

Abstract:
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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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
Publisher:
Anthropological Society of Oxford
Journal:
Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford (JASO)
Volume:
21
Issue:
3
Pages:
279-282
Publication date:
1990
ISSN:
0044-8370
URN:
uuid:20a3b36a-e28a-43a7-96a9-16d936369015
Local pid:
ora:2740

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