Ранние формы политических систем
The book is devoted to important problems of contemporary political anthropology: theoretical and methodological problems of the study of genesis, functioning, and historical dynamics of early political systems are discussed. The chapters are written by the evidence from Scandianvia, the Balcans, Rus', Africa, and South Asia.
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.