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Dividends of kinship [electronic resource] : meanings and uses of social relatedness / edited by Peter Schweitzer.

Contributor(s): Schweitzer, Peter P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: European Association of Social Anthropologists.Publisher: London : Routledge, 2000Description: 1 online resource (x, 221 p.).ISBN: 0203449754 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780203449752 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader).Subject(s): Kinship -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses | Families -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses | Parent�e -- �Etudes transculturelles | Famille -- �Etudes transculturelles | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Alternative Family | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Reference | Verwantschap | Social relatedness | EASAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dividends of kinship.DDC classification: 306.85 Other classification: 73.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Choosing kin : sharing and subsistence in a Greenlandic hunting community -- Power and kinship in Shuar and Achuar society -- On the importance of being the last one : inheritance and marriage in an Austrian peasant community -- Kinship, reciprocity and the world market -- Is blood thicker than economic interest in familial enterprises? -- 'Philoprogenitiveness' through the cracks : on the resilience and benefits of kinship in Utopian communities.
Summary: Annotation This collection reasserts the importance of kinship, and of studying kinship, within the framework of social anthropology. The contributors look at both the benefits and burdens of kinship across cultures, and examine how "relatedness" is inextricably linked with other concepts which define people's identity -- such as gender, power and history. The contributors look at constructions of heredity and relatedness in a wide range of areas, including Greenland, Turkey, Portugal and across South America. Taking a theoretically-informed approach, they examine contentious themes, such as the relationship of communal living to concepts of kinship, and differences between rural and urban conceptions of the family. This volume provides a long overdue, critical reappraisal of the place of familial relations within the contemporary world.
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Annotation This collection reasserts the importance of kinship, and of studying kinship, within the framework of social anthropology. The contributors look at both the benefits and burdens of kinship across cultures, and examine how "relatedness" is inextricably linked with other concepts which define people's identity -- such as gender, power and history. The contributors look at constructions of heredity and relatedness in a wide range of areas, including Greenland, Turkey, Portugal and across South America. Taking a theoretically-informed approach, they examine contentious themes, such as the relationship of communal living to concepts of kinship, and differences between rural and urban conceptions of the family. This volume provides a long overdue, critical reappraisal of the place of familial relations within the contemporary world.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Choosing kin : sharing and subsistence in a Greenlandic hunting community -- Power and kinship in Shuar and Achuar society -- On the importance of being the last one : inheritance and marriage in an Austrian peasant community -- Kinship, reciprocity and the world market -- Is blood thicker than economic interest in familial enterprises? -- 'Philoprogenitiveness' through the cracks : on the resilience and benefits of kinship in Utopian communities.

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