Kinship and Family An Anthropological Reader

ISBN-10: 063122999X
ISBN-13: 9780631229995
Edition: 2004
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Description: A collection of some of the most historically significant readings on kinship and its relation to social organization. An extensive introduction cotnextualizes the readings within current theoretical debates.

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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

A collection of some of the most historically significant readings on kinship and its relation to social organization. An extensive introduction cotnextualizes the readings within current theoretical debates.

Preface
Acknowledgments
General Introduction
Kinship as Social Structure: Descent and Alliance
Descent and Marriage
Introduction
Unilateral Descent Groups
The Nuer of the Southern Sudan
Lineage Theory: A Critical Retrospect
African Models in the New Guinea Highlands
The Amerindianization of Descent and Affinity
Inheritance, Property, and Marriage in Africa and Eurasia
Terminology and Affinal Alliance
Introduction
Kinship and Social Organization
Structural Analysis in Linguistics and in Anthropology
Concerning Trobriand Clans and the Kinship Category 'Tabu'
The Dravidian Kinship Terminology as an Expression of Marriage
Prescription, Preference and Practice: Marriage Patterns among the Kondaiyankottai Maravar of South India
Analysis of Purum Affinal Alliance
Tetradic Theory: An Approach to Kinship
Kinship as Culture, Process, and Agency
The Demise and Revival of Kinship
Introduction
What Is Kinship All About?
Toward a Unified Analysis of Gender and Kinship
Sexism and Naturalism in the Study of Kinship
The Substance of Kinship and the Heat of the Hearth: Feeding, Personhood, and Relatedness among Malays in Pulau Langkawi
Contemporary Directions in Kinship
Introduction
Surrogate Motherhood and American Kinship
Eggs and Wombs: The Origins of Jewishness
Gender, Genetics, and Generation: Reformulating Biology in Lesbian Kinship
Has the World Turned? Kinship and Family in the Contemporary American Soap Opera
Kinship, Gender, and Mode of Production in Post-Mao China: Variations in Two Northern Villages
Primate Kin and Human Kinship
Kinship and Evolved Psychological Dispositions: The Mother's Brother Controversy Reconsidered
Glossary
Index

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