What is the Alliance Theory

Stringfellow Bourbon (string@SONNET.COM)
Sat, 15 Apr 1995 13:03:19 -0800


I don't know what happened when I posted this a few minutes ago. Some of
the text got garbled. I hope it is more clear this time. Sorry.

I need help in answering a question.

Recently I had to give a presentation in one of my anthro. classes on
Claude Levi Strauss. When my presentation was through, I was asked several
questions, one of which was posed by my instructor about the Alliance
Theory and how it relates to some of Strauss=B9 work regarding The Elementar=
Structures of Kinship.

I have had a very difficult time finding anything on this theory anywhere.
I had the reference librarian going crazy in my university library, as she
could not find hardly anything either, and believe me, we looked all over
that library.

What I do know is that it has something do with kinship =8B I think. Anyway=
I would appreciate any help anybody can give.

Stringfellow Bourbon