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Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China$
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Stevan Harrell

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219885

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219885.001.0001

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A Comparative Approach to Lineages among the Xiao Liangshan Nuosu and Han

A Comparative Approach to Lineages among the Xiao Liangshan Nuosu and Han

(p.51) Chapter 3 A Comparative Approach to Lineages among the Xiao Liangshan Nuosu and Han
Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Ann Maxwell Hill

Eric Diehls

University of California Press

This chapter puts the Nuosu cvyi firmly in the orbit of comparative studies of social structure, showing the differences between patrilineal organization at the local level in Nuosu and in Han society. Nuosu lineage organization, it shows, is linked more to territorial organization, less to specific landownership. The Nuosu lineage does not cut across caste, of course, whereas in Han society, which has no castes, lineage organization cuts across class. And Nuosu lineages are more concerned at the collective level with marriage alliances than are the Han, for whom marriage is a matter of concern to the immediate and extended family, but not to wider kin groups: exactly the kind of difference people expect to find between a tribal and a state society.

Keywords:   patrilineal organization, Nuosu cvyi, Nuosu language, Han society, territorial organization, marriage, tribal society

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