What is Reciprocal Exogamy

Kin Exogamy

What follows is a synthetic summary of reciprocal exogamy as far as it relates to my objective of characterizing the deep structure of human society. This summary is written from a primatological and evolutionarily informed perspective. Accordingly, I stress aspects that Levi-Strauss did not necessarily emphasize, and I use terms that he did not necessarily employ. In particular, I spell out the structural connections between what I consider to be the core features of reciprocal exogamy from a...