ABSTRACT

WE have, in the part of the book which is here to be ended, moved successively outwards from the married couple to the extended family, from the extended family to the kinship network, and from there to certain of the relations between the family and the outside world. We shall now turn from the economic to the social, and consider whether, outside the workplace, people in this particular local community unrelated either by marriage or blood are related in any other way.