The Kinship Network among French Canadians1 RALPH PIDDINGTON The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand PART I 1. Introduction THIS essay is divided into two parts. Part I gives the general conclusions of my research in St. Boniface in 1962. Part II contains documentation, consisting mainly of statements by informants, as well as some supplementary notes. The documents are numbered for ease of reference. Sociological studies of the functions of kinship have usually concentrated attention on how these functions affect the lives of local communities. Indeed this is the only type of study possible in many primitive societies characterised, until recently, by partial or complete isolation. Within such societies kinship bonds tend to form a closed system of human relations within a limited territory. There are, of course, partial exceptions to this statement, for example inter-tribal kinship relationships in aboriginal Australia. But it remains true that most studies in kinship have of necessity placed primary emphasis on kinship relations correlated with regular and often daily face-to-face contacts within a limited geographical area. The phenomena of geographical mobility, urbanisation and industrialisation in modern society call for a wider approach. It is necessary to ask what happens when kinsmen become
International Journal of Comparative Sociology (in 2002 continued as Comparative Sociology) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1965
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