Two Articles for Carrington volume

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Outline of Kinship, Class and Community

Relinking Theorem 1 and Measures of Cohesion
Theorem 2
Reconceptualizing Endogamy: Segregation and Cohesion
Bicomponent Scale
Historical and Ethnographic Background of World Kinship Networks
Scalability and Organization
Sociological and Historical Examples
  • Structural Endogamy with Co-Descendant Relinking (Middle East)
Religion and Relinking in a Historical Canaanite Lineage
The Story Behind the Lineage in Figure 10.2
Arab Lineages and Endoconical Clans
Historical Background to Arab Lineages and Endoconical Clans
"Preference Signatures" and Genealogical Networks of the Greek Gods
  • Structural Endogamy with Co-Affinal Relinking (e.g., the Christian West)
The Christian West
Genealogy and Pedigree
Social Class
Ethnographic Examples for Social Class
Challenges to Pluralism
  • Sidedness and Sections
Dual Organization, Divides, Sides, and Cognatic Sides
Empirical Examples for Dual Organization, Divides, Sides, and Cognatic Sides
Empirical Examples for Generations
Empirical Example for Sections
  • Simulations: Structure and Agency
Ethnographic Example for Simulations: Structure and Agency
  • Institutional and Cohesion Analysis
  • Overview and Conclusions

Kinship Analytic Methods

A standalone chapter in the last section of the book on Concepts and Methods? (in addition to the substantive chapter on Kinship, Class, and Communities) - 05 Dec 2007 21:17:34 -0500 From: Peter Carrington <> cc: > MICHAEL HOUSEMAN: do you want to join me in writing a kinship network methods paper (our methods: TIPP Kinship and computing) as an appendix for the Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis, due toward the end of 2008, and if yes, that we have Klaus join us? FROM MICHAEL: So what I suggest then is that we do it with you, Klaus and I, centered on (1) the current Pajek stuff of yours and ours (macros), (2) the R thing you are currently into and (3) our new java kinship network analysis program written by Klaus (name not yet decided upon) that should be finished by the end of next month. How would that do? What do we need to do? Klaus's email is, and his address is Klaus Hamberger, 8 Cité des Trois Bornes, 75011 Paris, France; mine is 1 passage Turquetil, 75011 PARIS, France. Do you need anything else for the moment? How long would such an article be? The more I think about it, the better I feel! Michael Responding to DOUG: Its on the most current approach using Pajek and our latest with Klaus, but then also using export/import with R. There is for example a new routine in igraph written to implement structural cohesion analysis in networks, plus other kinds of network analysis that can be done with pgraphs and KinTip formats. Programming in R will also be the place where we do the simulations that cant be done in Pajek. So the focus will all be on new stuff, including pgraph only as a format, but not pargraph or whatever that was as a program, or genos, or genpar (I have forgotten what that is exactly, remind me). So this will be technical and new with lots of examples and tutorials. Do Klaus or Laurent or anyone there work with R? If so, the best team would be with Klaus, you and the R person, if any, and if not, I will be doing the R part myself. I am giving a tutorial workshop in R at a Norwich network conference end of June and lots of time to prepare as my teaching is lite.

==Comments on Book Carrington, Re: White/Johansen "the 2006 book is fabulous - or at least the first 2 chaps which is all I've read so far." "which reminds me, I was asked to give a talk on SNA to our stats dept. last year - it's a big stats dept, the talk was in a banked lecture hall with maybe 50 people - as people were coming in & getting settled & gossiping, I projected your appalachian kinship P-chart from Connections, and playing thru the sound system, a loop of the grandpa song." Open in iE for viewer: For the sound:

Kinship, Class, and Community

  • Keywords. Alliances, balance, bicomponents, clans, cohesive group, collectivist, consanguineal marriages, divides, dual organization, egocentric, endogamy, genealogy, generational levels, individualist, inheritance, kinship networks, kinship simulation, lineage, marriage census, marriage cycles, marital relinking, matrimonial cohesion, p-graphs, p-systems, political organization, polygyny, predictive cohesion, random marriage, scalability, sections, sidedness, social cohesion, sociocentric, social class.
  • Abstract.
  1. Weil, André. 1949. Sur l'etude algèbrique de certains types de lois de mariage," in Les structures elémentaires de la parenté, by C. Lévi-Strauss, pp. 279-85. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
  2. Guilbaud, G. TH. 1970. Système parental et matrimonial au Nord Ambrym. Journal de la Societé des Oceanistes 26:9-32.
  3. Héritier, Françoise. 1976. "L'enquête genéalogique et le traitement des données," in Outiles d'enquête et d'analyse anthropologiques. Edited by R. Creswell and M. Godelier, pp. 223-65. Pans: Maspero.
  4. Bertin, Jacques. 1983. Semiology of Graphics, Trans. William J. Berg; University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin, (trans. of 1967: Semiologie de la graphique. Paris: Editions Gauthier-Villars.
  5. Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1930. Kinship. Man 30:19-29.
  6. 1992 Representing and Computing Kinship: A New Approach. (drw & P. Jorion). Current Anthropology 33(4): 454-463.
  7. 1996 Les structures réticulaires de la pratique matrimoniale. (M. Houseman & drw) L'Homme 139: 59-85.
  8. 1997 Structural Endogamy and the Graphe de Parenté. Mathématiques, Informatique, et Sciences Humaines 137:107-125. http:/
  9. 1997 Class, Property and Structural Endogamy: Visualizing Networked Histories. (L. A. Brudner & drw). Theory and Society 25(2):161-208.
  10. 1998 Network Mediation of Exchange Structures: Ambilateral Sidedness and Property Flows in Pul Eliya (M. Houseman & drw). pp. 59-89 in Kinship, Networks and Exchange, eds. T. Schweizer and drw. Cambridge University Press.
  11. 1998 Kinship, Property Transmission, and Stratification in Javanese Villages. (drw & T. Schweizer). pp. 59-89 in Kinship, Networks and Exchange, eds. T. Schweizer and drw. Cambridge University Press.
  12. 1999 Controlled Simulation of Marriage Systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 2(3).
  13. 2002 Navigability of Strong Ties: Small Worlds, Tie Strength and Network Topology. (drw & M. Houseman). Complexity 8(1):72-81
  14. 2005 Chapter1 Network Analysis and Ethnographic Problems: Process Models of a Turkish Nomad Clan. drw & Ulla Johansen. Boston: Lexington Press. 2006 Paper
  15. 2004 Ring Cohesion Theory in Marriage and Social Networks. Mathématiques et sciences humaines 43(168):5-28
  16. 2004 Matrimonial Ring Structures (Klaus Hamberger, Michael Houseman, Isabelle Daillant, Douglas R. White and Laurent Barry). Mathématiques et sciences humaines 43(168):83-121. TIPP Kinship and computing replaces:
  17. 2005 Multiple Measures of Alyawarra Kinship. (Woodrow W. Denham and drw) Field Methods 17: 70-101.
  18. 2007 The Indigenous Australian Marriage Paradox: Small-World Dynamics on a Continental Scale, (drw and Woodrow W. Denham) Mathematical Anthropology and Cultural Theory.

Austria - Kinship, Class; etc

  1. 1995 The Distribution of Avoidances in Human Societies. (drw & R Wille), fig. p.5, in, Lattice Theory and its Applications: In Celebration of Garrett Birkhoff's 80th Birthday, by K. A. Baker, G. Birkhoff, and R. Wille. Lemgo, Germany: Heidermann Verlag.
  2. Chuukese - Skyhorse
  3. Bevis Marks - Fitzgerald
  4. Guatemala - Narda, Silvia, Doug


Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:55:29 -0500 From: Peter Carrington <> To: Subject: Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis

Dear Doug

You may know that Sage (UK) publishes a series of reference Handbooks on aspects of Sociology. They are currently enlarging both the Handbooks and the series and have asked John Scott and me to prepare a Handbook of Social Network Analysis. This is intended to be a standard and authoritative source in the area, written by the leading experts in SNA, and we very much hope that you will agree to contribute to it.

As the title implies, this is intended to be a comprehensive handbook, the various chapters providing a basic orientation to the literature in all of the major areas of SNA. We intend that it will become the standard reference source in the field, serving the needs of researchers, potential researchers, and advanced students. The book will have about 40 chapters, each of up to 9,000 words in length.

There are two areas in which we hoped you might be willing to contribute. One is kinship. For the other, I cannot come up with a simple name, but it is something like social-groups-which-are-studied-by-ethnographers. Perhaps "non-modern societies". If you are interested in contributing to this volume, I'd like to discuss in more detail with you whether these topics, as you would approach them, are two topics or one, and whether it/they warrant one chapter or two, or some other solution. There will be other not unrelated chapters in the book, and I can send you information on them, which might influence your ideas on coverage and approach.

In order to meet the publisher's deadline for submission of the final manuscript, we would like to receive chapter drafts from contributors by November 30, 2008. We will provide editorial comments shortly after receipt of the chapters, and will need final drafts by March 31, 2009.

Please let me know whether this idea interests you at all. If so, I will email further details of the plans for the book.

best, Peter

Own Grandpa

> Peter Wrote:
> which reminds me, I was asked to give a talk on SNA to our stats dept. last year - it's a big stats dept, the talk was in a
> banked lecture hall with maybe 50 people - as people were coming in & getting settled & gossiping, I projected your
> appalachian kinship P-chart from Connections, and playing thru the sound system, a loop of the grandpa song.

Doug repllied: Is this the sound track you used or did you find a better one?

I put the song on the site: (SVG shows up in iE, soon for Firefox)