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    Social Practice and Shared History, Not Social Scale, Structure Cross‐Cultural Complexity in Kinship Systems.Péter Rácz, Sam Passmore & Fiona M. Jordan - 2020 - Topics in Cognitive Science 12 (2):744-765.
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    Kin Against Kin: Internal Co-selection and the Coherence of Kinship Typologies.Sam Passmore, Wolfgang Barth, Kyla Quinn, Simon J. Greenhill, Nicholas Evans & Fiona M. Jordan - 2021 - Biological Theory 16 (3):176-193.
    Across the world people in different societies structure their family relationships in many different ways. These relationships become encoded in their languages as kinship terminology, a word set that maps variably onto a vast genealogical grid of kinship categories, each of which could in principle vary independently. But the observed diversity of kinship terminology is considerably smaller than the enormous theoretical design space. For the past century anthropologists have captured this variation in typological schemes with only a small number of (...)
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  3. The Cultural Challenge in Mathematical Cognition.Andrea Bender, Dirk Schlimm, Stephen Crisomalis, Fiona M. Jordan, Karenleigh A. Overmann & Geoffrey B. Saxe - 2018 - Journal of Numerical Cognition 2 (4):448–463.
    In their recent paper on “Challenges in mathematical cognition”, Alcock and colleagues (Alcock et al. [2016]. Challenges in mathematical cognition: A collaboratively-derived research agenda. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 2, 20-41) defined a research agenda through 26 specific research questions. An important dimension of mathematical cognition almost completely absent from their discussion is the cultural constitution of mathematical cognition. Spanning work from a broad range of disciplines – including anthropology, archaeology, cognitive science, history of science, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology – we (...)
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    Visual Depictions of Female Genitalia Differ Depending on Source.Helena Howarth, Volker Sommer & Fiona M. Jordan - 2010 - Medical Humanities 36 (2):75-79.
    Very little research has attempted to describe normal human variation in female genitalia, and no studies have compared the visual images that women might use in constructing their ideas of average and acceptable genital morphology to see if there are any systematic differences. The objective of the present work was to determine if visual depictions of the vulva differed according to their source so as to alert medical professionals and their patients to how these depictions might capture variation and thus (...)
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  5. The Ontogeny of Kinship Categorization.Alice Mitchell & Fiona M. Jordan - 2021 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 21 (1-2):152-177.
    Human kinship systems play a central role in social organization, as anthropologists have long demonstrated. Much less is known about how cultural schemas of relatedness are transmitted across generations. How do children learn kinship concepts? To what extent is learning affected by known cross-cultural variation in how humans classify kin? This review draws on research in developmental psychology, linguistics, and anthropology to present our current understanding of the social and cognitive foundations of kinship categorization. Amid growing interest in kinship in (...)
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  6. Commentary/Jones: Human Kinship, From Conceptual Stru Kin Term Diversity is the Result of Multilevel, Historical Processes.Fiona M. Jordan & Michael Dunn - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (5).
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    Kin Term Diversity is the Result of Multilevel, Historical Processes.Fiona M. Jordan & Michael Dunn - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (5):388-388.