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For structuralists, however, the multiple functions which ties of this kind may perform is an important clue to the relationships among the processes which they may be modeling: a concrete association between two or more functions suggests that the processes underlying these systems of connections may be the same or similar. Young and Willmott were thus suggesting a fruitful set of hypotheses which could later be tackled directly by other scholars. Finally, in one particularly interesting chapter in Family and Kinship in East London, Young and Willmott describe the way in which the migration of families from Bethnal Green to "Greenleigh" was facilitated 2: Kin, Friends, and Community 31 and orchestrated by networks of kin-connections.

9 the tie between a and Γ is of the same general type—namely, a "person-tie"—as those we examined earlier. However, it is made by a different individual. 10 depicts its dual. 10 clearly are not. As these diagrams illustrate, there is no straightforward relationship between a given network, its isomorphs, and their possible duals. This second aspect of the duality problem suggests a number of substantively interesting things. 10 the "self-looped" relations indicate that node 1 "shares membership" in the α, β and Γ households with him/herself.

In order to accommodate lateral branches of families (the sons and daughters of ego's siblings, for instance), and since ego is assumed male, he adds in the husband (H) role. By compression, the mother (M) role is replaced by FW—father's wife—and daughter (D) by SZ—son's sister. This yields a minimal role set of six—any five of which may have direct relationships with ego at a given point in time. 14. 14 Source: Harrison C. White, An Anatomy of Kinship © 1963, p. 8. J. " The directions given by the arrowheads indicate possible role compounds.

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