This antiquarian volume contains three lectures delivered by W. H. R. Rivers at the London School of Economics in 1913. The aim of these lectures was to demonstrate the connection between methods of denoting relationship and forms of social organisation. This book will be of utility to students of sociology, and is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Rivers' seminal work. William Halse Rivers Rivers (1864 - 1922) was an English neurologist, psychiatrist, and anthropologist. He is most famous for treating military personnel who suffered from shell shock during World War One. Many vintage texts such as this, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are increasingly hard to come by and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. This book was first published in 1914.