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Kinship in Action Self and Group

ISBN-10: 0131844849
ISBN-13: 9780131844841
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Kinship has made a come-back in anthropology. Taking an explicitly processual approach, the authors examine definitions of terms such as kinship itself, approach the topic in a way that is invariably ethnographic, and deploy materials from field areas where they themselves have worked.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Early Studies
The Revival of Kinship Studies
What Is Kinship?
Mobilizing Kin
Family
Marriage
The Fair Maid of Perth
Conclusion
Questions to Consider
Notes
Life Cycles
Life Cycle and Family: Basic Concepts
Marking Birth and Making Identities
Names and Namings
Maturation
Conclusion
Questions to Consider
Notes
Concepts in Reproduction
Birth and Social Reproduction
Trobriand Concepts of Reproduction
Ideas of Reproduction and Social Structure
Legal Contexts
New Reproductive Technology
Adoption
Conclusions
Questions to Consider
Notes
References
Groups
The Scottish Clan: A Complex Case
Cognatic Groups among the Duna
Clanship and Exchange: Other Cases from the New Guinea Highlands
Self, Group, and Personhood
Other Cases, Other Types
Matriliny among the Tolai
Other Cases, Other Types
Bilateral Kindreds among the Iban
Conclusions
Questions to Consider
Notes
Reference
Structures of Marriage
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Huaulu, Eastern Indonesia
The Business of Marriage in Telefomin
Ruth Craig's Early Account of Telefomin Marriage
Exchange Relations and Intergenerational Continuity: Wiru and Duna
The Category of �Polyandry�
Marriage, Filiation, and Descent: The Na People of China
Cousin Marriage Systems
Conclusions
Questions to Consider
Notes
Reference
Euro-American Kinship: Concepts and History
�The Family�
Historical Factors: Households, Property, and Inheritance
Influences of the Church
Contemporary Cases: David Schneider on American Kinship
Conclusions
Questions to Consider
Notes
Reference
Euro-American Kinship: A Diversity of Examples
Appalachian Valley, United States
Newcastle, Australia
Tory Island, Ireland
The Sarakatsani, Greece
Conclusions
Questions to Consider
Notes
Reference
Conclusions: Issues of Change and Continuity
Robin Fox: Reproduction and Succession
A Continuum of Themes: From Reproductive Technology to Lesbian Motherhood
A. F. Robertson: Beyond the Family
Reissuing and Reframing Definitions: Ideology and Practice
Relatives and Relatedness: Substance as a Key
Filiation, Affiliation, Sociality: Reworking Pacific Models of Kinship
Conclusion
Questions to Consider
Notes
References
Kinship Terminologies
Incest and Exogamy: Sex Is Good to Prohibit
Further Readings
Name Index
Subject Index

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