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Separate Wikipedia:Edvard Westermarck Incest Avoidance "propinquity theory" from Murdock's kin avoidances

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  • Spain, David H. (1987). "The Westermarck–Freud Incest-Theory Debate: An Evaluation and Reformation". Current Anthropology 5 (Vol. 28), 623–635, 643–645.
  • Westermarck, Edvard A. (1921). The history of human marriage, 5th ed. London: Macmillan.

Wikipedia:George Peter Murdock - National Academies Press

  • p317 1934 Our Primitive Contemporaries. New York: Macmillan.

Kinship and social behavior among the Haida. Am. Anthropol. 36:355-85.

1937 Editor. Studies in the Science of Society. New Haven: Yale University Press.
1938 With C. S. Ford, A. E. Hudson, R. Kennedy, L. W. Simmons, and J. W. M. Whiting. Outline of Cultural Materials. New Haven: Institute of Human Relations.
1941 Ethnographic Bibliography of North America. New Haven: Anthropological Studies, I.
1945 With C. S. Ford, A. E. Hudson, R. Kennedy, L. W. Simmons, and J. W. M. Whiting. Outline of Cultural Materials, 2nd ed. New Haven: Yale Anthropological Studies, II.
1949 Social Structure. New York: Macmillan.
1950 With C. S. Ford, A. E. Hudson, R. Kennedy, L. W. Simmons, and J. W. M. Whiting. Outline of Cultural Materials, 3rd ed. New Haven: Institute of Human Relations.
1951 Outline of South American cultures. In Behav. Sci. Outlines II.
South American culture areas. Southwestern J. Anthropol. 7:415-36.
  • p318 1953 Ethnographic Bibliography of North America, 2nd ed. New Haven: HRAF Press.
1955 North American social organization. Davidson J. Anthropol. 1:85-97.
1957 World ethnographic sample. Am. Anthropol. 59:664-87.
1959 Africa: Its Peoples and Their Culture History. New York: McGraw-Hill.
1960 Editor. Social Structure in Southeast Asia, no. 29. New York: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropol. Res.
Ethnographic Bibliography of North America, 3rd ed. New Haven: HRAF Press.
1964 The kindred. Am. Anthropol. 66:129-31.
1965 Culture and Society. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
1966 Cross-cultural sampling. Ethnol. 5:97-114.
1968 Patterns of sibling terminology. Ethnol. 7:1-24.
World sampling provinces. Ethnol. 7:305-26.
1969 With D. R. White. Standard cross-cultural sample. Ethnol. 8:329-69.

Correlations to exploitative and settlement patterns. In Contributions to Anthropology: Ecological Essays. Bulletin 230, pp. 129-66. Ottawa: Museums of Canada. Murdock, George Peter. 1957. World Ethnographic Sample. American Anthropologist.New Series, Vol. 59(4):664-687 Published by: Wiley

George Peter Murdock Atlas of World Cultures This reference offers a simple method for choosing a valid sample of the world’s known societies for cross-cultural research. Paper $24.95 View the Digital Edition - On-line contents page by page:

Atlas of world cultures
[Front Cover]
[Front Matter]
[Title Page]
Atlas of World Cultures
1. Introduction
2. African Peoples
3. Circum-Mediterranean Peoples
4. East Asian Peoples
5. Peoples of the Insular Pacific
6. Peoples of North America
7. Peoples of Central and South America
8. Codes
9. The Coded Ethnographic Data
10. Summary and Conclusions
[Back Matter]
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Abstract for George Peter Murdock (1897–1985) by John W. M. Whiting autodownload: PDF - Jstor PDF

References - Standard Sample

George Peter Murdock (1897-1985) Alexander Spoehr. Ethnology, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct., 1985), pp. 307-317

George P. Murdock. 1934 Our primitive Contemporaries. New York: Macmillan.

George P. Murdock. 1936 Rank and potlatch among the Haida 2 editions - first published in 1936

George P. Murdock. 1937 Editor. Studies in the Science of Society. New Haven: Yale University Press.

George P. Murdock. 1940 Double Descent. American Anthropologist 42:555-561.

George P. Murdock. 1947 Bifurcate Merging" A Test of Five Theories. American Anthropologist 49:56-68.

Murdock, George P. 1957. Anthropology as a Comparative Science. Behavioral Science 2(4): 249–254.

Murdock, George P. 1967. Ethnographic Atlas. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press.


Murdock, George P., and Douglas R. White. 1969. Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. Ethnology 8: 329 -369.

Murdock, George P.. 1971. Cross-Sex Patterns of Kin Behavior. Ethnology 10(3): 359-368.

Goody, Jack; Joan Buckley. 1974. Cross-sex patterns of kin behavior: A comment. Cross-Cultural Research, Vol 9(3): 185-202.
Abstract: Argues that G. P. Murdock's (1971) analysis of standardized behavior associated with pairs of cross-sex kin emphasizes the "nearly identical distribution" throughout the world. While recognizing the broad similarities, certain differences between continental areas are noted that are related to specific social factors, including the structure of descent groups and the nature of marriage arrangements. Data from 197 societies in the Murdock et al Ethnographic Atlas are presented for relationships between various cross-sex kin.

Murdock, George P., and D. R. White. 2006 (1969). Standard Cross-Cultural Sample: on-line edition, SOCDYN Papers, UC eRepository.

Murdock, George P. 1971. Anthropology's Mythology. Proceedings 1971, Huxley Memorial Lecture, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, pp. 17-24.

Murdock, George P. 1981. Theories of Illness: A World Survey. Pittsburgh University Press.