Политическая антропология традиционных и современных обществ: материалы международной конференции
The collection is devoted to important problems of political anthropology, such as state origins in antiquity or tribalism in contemporary Third World states, among many others.
With transition to the state kinship ceases the role of the central organizing principle of society. Nevertheless, the very social nature of kinship provides opportunities for manipulating it as ideology in states, both early and modern. However, exploitation of the ideology of kinship in states should not be confused with the situation in some supercomplex non-state societies in which kinship is not only ideology but also the real socio-political background. So, there is no direct conformity between the socio-political (transition to the state) and ideological (departure from the ideology of kinship) processes.