PUBLICATIONS ON KINSHIP
The main items are in bold. (Abbreviations:
JASO = Journal of the Anthropological Society of
1975 Byansi kinship terminology: a study in symmetry. Man 10: 80-94.
1976 Sherpa kinship terminology in diachronic perspective. Man 11: 569-587.
1982 A dance of relatives. JASO 13(2): 139-146.
1986 Tetradic theory: an approach to kinship. JASO 17(2): 87-109. [For revised version see 2004]
1989a The evolution of kinship terminologies. Lingua 77: 173-185.
1989b Assimilation of alternate generations. JASO 20(1): 45-55.
1995a The Division of Labour and the notion of primitive society: a Maussian approach. Social Anthropology 3(1): 49-59. [for revised version see Ch 3 in Allen 2000]
1995b Nachal’nyi etap evolyutsii terminologii
rodstva dravidiickogo tipa. Pp.
26-42 in V A Popov (ed) Algebra rodstva (Vypusk 1).
1998a Effervescence and the origins of human
society. Pp. 148-161 in N J Allen, W S F
Pickering and W Watts Miller (eds) On Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of religious
1998b The prehistory of Dravidian-type terminologies [revised version
of 1995b]. Pp. 314-331 in M Godelier, T R Trautmann and F
2000 N J
Allen, Categories and classifications:
Maussian reflections on the social.
2001 Effervescence and the origins of human
society. Pp.189-203 in W S F Pickering (ed) Emile Durkheim:
critical assessments of leading sociologists (3rd Series), Vol. 2.
2004 Tetradic theory: an approach to kinship.
Pp. 221-235 in Kinship and family: an anthropological reader,
eds. R. Parkin and L. Stone.
2008 Tetradic theory and the origin of human kinship systems. Pp. 96-112 in Nicholas J. Allen, Hilary Callan, Robin Dunbar and Wendy James (eds) Early human kinship: from sex to social reproduction. Oxford: Blackwell.
SELECTED REVIEWS AND BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS
1976 Review of Dravidien et Kariera by L. Dumont. Man 11: 622.
1977 Review of The Nayars today by C J Fuller. TLS (17 June): 741.
1980 Comment on: Early Austronesian social organization by R Blust. Current Anthropology 21:230-1.
1980 Review of Caste and kinship in Kangra by J P Parry. JRAS: 200.
1988 Review of Foundations of kinship mathematics by P-Hs Liu. JASO 19(3): 296-8.
1993 Review of La relation frère-soeur by R Jamous. Anthropos 88: 249-250.
2000 Comment: Marriage by capture. JRAI 6 (1): 135.
2005 Comment on Karstedt. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 130: 331-3.