Network structures of marriage practice.
Houseman M, White DR
L'Homme
36 (139): 59-85 JUL-SEP 1996

Document type: Article    Language: French    Cited References: 60    Times Cited: 5   

Abstract:
Michael HOUSEMAN & Douglas R. WHITE, Network Structures of Marriage Practice.-This article proposes a new approach to the comparative study of marriage systems. This approach places primary emphasis on the coordinate patterning of actual marriage choices over time. By means of various computer programs, the authors attempt to identify emergent features of the marriage network as a whole. Following a discussion of certain methodological aspects of this work, two relatively simple, bipartite network structures are presented: ''dividedness'' and ''sidedness''. A number of wider theoretical implications of this perspective are then discussed.

KeyWords Plus:
KINSHIP

Addresses:
Houseman M, UNIV PARIS 10,CNRS,200 AVE REPUBL,F-92001 NANTERRE,FRANCE
UNIV CALIF IRVINE,IRVINE,CA 92717

Publisher:
ECOLES HAUTE ETUD SCI SOCIALES, PARIS