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Author Name:    NUTINI, Hugo G

Title:   San Bernardino Contla : Marriage and Family Structure in a Tlaxcalan Municipio. in dustjacket

Publisher:    University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 1968, 

Seller ID:   102254

NUTINI, Hugo G. San Bernardino Contla : Marriage and Family Structure in a Tlaxcalan Municipio. (Pittsburgh) : University of Pittsburgh Press, (91968). Pp (4),v-xii,(2),3-420,+ 1 folding map + 1 folding chart. Index. 8vo, redcloth, black lettering to spine, top edge gilt. "A significant contributio n to the field of Mesoamerian studies, this investigation of the kinship system of a community of Tlaxcalan Indians in the Central Mexican Highlands presents a structural-functional analysis of marriage and the family. The inhabitants of San Bernardino Contla are Nahuatl-speaking Indians, descended from the Chichimec tribes that in pre-Conquest times inhabited the area roughly coinciding with the present state of Tlaxcala. Here many of the early Colonial Indian institutions have survived with a continuity that is not found in any comparable area in the New World. In analyzing the institutions of marriage and the family, Dr Nutini emphasizes the social structure and religious aspects of San Bernardino Contla, and he also describes the territorial and political organization of the municipio. He places the structure of marriage and the fanily in San Bernardino Contla within the context of Mesoamerican marriage and family structure, indicating possible ways by which this neglected field to anthropological inquiry may be improved." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Introduction. Part I. Cultural Outline of San Bernardino Contla. 1. Territorial Organization. 2. Economy and Material Culture. 3. Political Organization. 4. Religious Organization. 5. The Life Cycle. Part II. Structural Outline of the Unilineal System. 6. Social Stratification and Barrio Structure. 7. The Lineage System. Part III. Marriage and the Family System. 8. The Household. 9. The Structure and Functions of the Nuclear Family. 10. The Structure and Functions of the Extended Family. 11. Marriage and Divorce. 12. Polygyny and Family StructureConclusions. Appendix I. Appendix II. Name expunged with white-out from endpaper, else very good in spine-sunned, edgeworn and nicked, but unclipped, dustjacket. 50.00


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