What is peculiar is that anthropology has developed comparative techniques and terminology for almost every aspect of human culture except the daily conduct of household relationships and the handling of funds. There is no comparative “Home Economics” on a par with comparative studies of systems of production. It seems odd that the very heart of domestic life, the daily activities and interactions that are the “habitus” of the household, is not an ethnological subject in and of itself.
KeywordsCosmological Principle Indexical Communication House Form Residential Compound Canonical Communication
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