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American Kinship A Cultural Account

ISBN-10: 0226739309

ISBN-13: 9780226739304

Edition: 2nd

Authors: David M. Schneider

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American Kinship is the first attempt to deal systematically with kinship as a system of symbols and meanings, and not simply as a network of functionally interrelated familial roles. Schneider argues that the study of a highly differentiated society such as our own may be more revealing of the nature of kinship than the study of anthropologically more familiar, but less differentiated societies. He goes to the heart of the ideology of relations among relatives in America by locating the underlying features of the definition of kinship--nature vs. law, substance vs. code. One of the most significant features of American Kinship, then, is the explicit development of a theory of culture on which the analysis is based, a theory that has since proved valuable in the analysis of other cultures. For this Phoenix edition, Schneider has written a substantial new chapter, responding to his critics and recounting the charges in his thought since the book was first published in 1968.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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