By Elman R Service, E. A. Hammel
This ebook is an evaluation of the heritage of ethnology by way of its highbrow development, as such, instead of the lifestyles histories of a few of the personalities contain. The identify was once selected to indicate that the most important quandary is the conflict, combine, syntheses, and rejection of principles themselves, as they concerning definite significant difficulties within the theoretical improvement of the self-discipline. might be this seems like an noticeable objective, yet simply because this type of selectivity is in truth strange, an explication is required
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Extra resources for A Century of Controversy. Ethnological Issues from 1860 to 1960
Morgan noted that many of the "more advanced" tribes of the state of savagery had begun to restrain their polygamous tendencies as the husband began to recognize one of a number of his wives as the principal one. Eventually (in the stage of barbarism) the marriage of single pairs was usual and the Syndyasmian family was created. This was not yet the true monogamy of civilization, for the obligations of husband and wife were not strictly observed and, as was characteristic of the American Indians, they were both quite free to divorce and seek new mates.
1857: Prepared "Laws of Descent and Consanguinity of the Iroquois" for the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Montreal. 4. 1858: Discovered that the Ojibway system of terminology was the same as that of the Iroquois. 5. 1859: Read "System of consanguinity of the red race, in its Relation to Ethnology," American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1859. 6. 1860, 1861, 1862: Field trips in quest of kinship nomenclatures. 7. " Proceedings: American Academy of Arts and Sciences 7:436-477.
Morgan gave up his law practice completely to devote all of his energies to his massive compilation to be called Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family. After three years of labor he sent it to the Smithsonian Institution in 1865. Joseph Henry, the director, could not make sense of it and sent it to the Reverend Joshua Mcllvaine, a fellow Pundit member and close friend of Morgan's from Rochester who at the time was teaching ethnology and philology at Princeton. It was this friend who had, a year earlier, suggested in a letter to Morgan that "promiscuous intercourse" may have prevailed in antiquity more extensively than commonly supposed.
A Century of Controversy. Ethnological Issues from 1860 to 1960 by Elman R Service, E. A. Hammel