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Anthropological Perspectives On Kinship

Author: Ladislav Holy

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780745309170

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Explores new developments in kinship studies in anthropology -- including the impact of new reproductive technologies and changing conceptualisations of personhood and gender.

Kinship, Contract, Community, and State

Anthropological Perspectives on China

Author: Myron L. Cohen

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804750677

Category: History

Page: 359

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This is an anthropological exploration of the roots of China's modernity in the country's own tradition, as seen especially in economic and kinship patterns.

Anthropological Perspectives on Care

Work, Kinship, and the Life-Course

Author: Erdmute Alber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137513446

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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In the course of last two decades, the notion of care has become prominent in the social and cultural sciences. As a result of this proliferation of care in several disciplinary fields, we are observing not only the expansion of its conceptual meaning, but also an increasing imprecision in its usage. A growing amount of literature focuses on the intersection between work, gender, ethnicity, affect, and mobility regimes. In view of this growing field of literature, Anthropological Perspectives on Care looks at the notion of care from an anthropological perspective. Complementing earlier approaches, Alber and Drotbohm argue that an interpretation of care in relation to three different concepts, namely work, kinship and the life-course, will facilitate empirical and conceptual distinctions between the different activities that are labeled as care.

Chinese Kinship

Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives

Author: Susanne Brandtstädter,Gonçalo D Santos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134105886

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of sociality, intimate relations, family histories, reproductive strategies and gender relations – and vice-versa. Drawing on a wealth of ethnographic material from the late imperial period and from contemporary Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, from northern and southern regions as well as from rural and urban settings, the volume provides unique insights into the historical and spatial diversities of the Chinese kinship experience. This emphasis on diversity challenges the classic ‘lineage paradigm’ of Chinese kinship and establishes a dialogue with contemporary anthropological debates about human kinship reflecting on the emergence of radically new family formations in the Euro-American context. Chinese Kinship will be of interest to anthropologists and sinologists, as to historians and social scientists in general.

Kinship and Marriage

An Anthropological Perspective

Author: Robin Fox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521278232

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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New paperback edition of Robin Fox's study of systems of kinship and alliance, which has become an established classic of social science literature.

Social Security in Religious Networks

Anthropological Perspectives on New Risks and Ambivalences

Author: Carolin Leutloff-Grandits,Anja Peleikis,Tatjana Thelen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845459253

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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During the last decades, the world has been facing tremendous political transformations and new risks: epidemics such as HIV/Aids have had destabilizing effect on the caretaking role of kin; in post-socialist countries political reforms have made unemployment a new source of insecurity. Furthermore, the state's withdrawal from providing social security is taking place throughout the world. One response to these developments has been increased migration, which poses further challenges to kinship-based social support systems. This innovative volume focuses on the ambiguous role of religious networks in social security and traces the interrelatedness of religious networks and state and family support systems. Particularly timely, it describes these challenges as well as social security arrangements in the context of globalization and migration. The wide range of case studies from various parts of the world that examine various religious groups offers an important comparative contribution to the understanding of religious networks as providers of social security.

Freundschaft heute

Eine Einführung in die Freundschaftssoziologie (mit Gastbeiträgen von Andrea Knecht, Christian Kühner und Kai Marquardsen)

Author: Janosch Schobin,Vincenz Leuschner,Sabine Flick,Erika Alleweldt,Eric Anton Heuser,Agnes Brandt

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839435501

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Welche Beziehungen führen Menschen, die aufgrund steigender Scheidungs- und sinkender Geburtenraten weder Kinder noch Verwandte haben? Auf wen greift man zurück, wenn im Alter die Familie als Absicherung ausfällt? Welcher Form sozialer Beziehungen entsprechen Online-Kontakte in Sozialen Netzwerken oder Beziehungen am Arbeitsplatz in der modernen Arbeitswelt? Freundschaft scheint die naheliegende Antwort auf diese Fragen zu sein. Der Band liefert erstmalig eine Einführung in die Freundschaftssoziologie. Die Beiträge bieten einen Überblick über soziologisches Basiswissen zu Freundschaft und Einblicke in die Vielfalt von Freundschaftsphänomenen. Nicht zuletzt wird dabei die Frage beantwortet: Wie stellt sich Freundschaft heute dar? Mit Gastbeiträgen von Andrea Knecht, Christian Kühner und Kai Marquardsen.

An Introduction to Childhood

Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives

Author: Heather Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444358251

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes

Persistence and Flexibility

Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience

Author: Walter P. Zenner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438424795

Category: History

Page: 304

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Using a variety of anthropological approaches, the authors illustrate how the Jewish identity has persisted in the United States despite great subcultural variation and a wide range of adaptations. Within the various essays, attention is given to both mainstream Jews and to the Hasidim, Yemenites, Indian Sephardim, Soviet Emigres, and “Jews for Jesus.” Institutions such as the family, the school, and the synagogue, are considered through techniques of participation/ observation and in archeological research. Persistence and Flexibility provides a means of viewing the Jewish community through the prism of key events, or rituals, and symbols.


Zur Sozialform der diskreten Indiskretion

Author: Jörg R. Bergmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110875195

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Die Gabe

Form und Funktion des Austauschs in archaischen Gesellschaften

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518283431

Category: Segmentierte Gesellschaft - Geschenk

Page: 208

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Afrika/Europa - Siedlung - Handel/Verkehr - Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

New Directions in Anthropological Kinship

Author: Linda Stone, professor emeritus, Washington State University

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 058538424X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. The authors review the history of kinship in anthropology and its theory, and recent research in relation to new directions of anthropological study. Moving beyond the contentious debates of the past, the book covers feminist anthropology on kinship, the expansion of kinship into the areas of new reproductive technologies, recent kinship constructions in EuroAmerican societies, and the role of kinship in state politics.

Jenseits von Natur und Kultur

Author: Philippe Descola

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518768409

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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Seit der Zeit der Renaissance ist unser Weltbild von einer zentralen Unterscheidung bestimmt: der zwischen Natur und Kultur. Dort die von Naturgesetzen regierte, unpersönliche Welt der Tiere und Dinge, hier die Menschenwelt mit ihrer individuellen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Diese fundamentale Trennung beherrscht unser ganzes Denken und Handeln. In seinem faszinierenden Buch zeigt der große französische Anthropologe und Schüler von Claude Lévi-Strauss, Philippe Descola, daß diese Kosmologie alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Dabei stützt er sich auf reiches Material aus zum Teil eigenen anthropologischen Feldforschungen bei Naturvölkern und indigenen Kulturen in Afrika, Amazonien, Neuguinea oder Sibirien. Descola führt uns vor Augen, daß deren Weltbilder ganz andersartig aufgebaut sind als das unsere mit seinen »zwei Etagen« von Natur und Kultur. So betrachten manche Kulturen Dinge als beseelt oder glauben, daß verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Tieren und Menschen bestehen. Descola plädiert für eine monistische Anthropologie und entwirft eine Typologie unterschiedlichster Weltbilder. Auf diesem Wege lassen sich neben dem westlichen dualistischen Naturalismus totemistische, animistische oder analogistische Kosmologien entdecken. Eine fesselnde Reise in fremde Welten, die uns unsere eigene mit anderen Augen sehen läßt.

Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495810843

Category: Social Science

Page: 784

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The well-known team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride continue to provide students with a vivid, thought-provoking edition of ANTHROPOLOGY that emphasizes the interconnections of the world's cultures and the relevance of the field of anthropology in their own lives. Known for its holistic, integrated approached to the four fields of anthropology, the book's rich visual program and cohesive framework enable students to more easily understand the impact of biology and culture in shaping behaviors and beliefs, and gain real insight into the usefulness of anthropology for living and working in the globalized world of the 21st century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Society from the inside out

anthropological perspectives on the South Asian household

Author: John N. Gray

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Society from the Inside Out focuses on the household as the primary factor in the development of social structure. This book consists of seven ethnographic papers, each providing a critical assessment of the particular way in which the household is embedded in society. The editors characterize the approach underlying these essays as giving "ethnographic priority" to the household and of studying society from the inside out. As such, it constitutes a significant contribution to the merits of a "macro" versus "micro" approach to studying social and cultural organizations. The contributors demonstrate how this view from the "inside out" is integral to a more adequate theory of society. Society from the Inside Out will be invaluable reading for those interested in South Asian culture and society, and will be useful supplementary reading for courses in anthropology, sociology, family studies, and methodology. "Packed with rich ethnographic description and analysis. The volume is well set out and illustrated with useful maps, figures, and tables." --Man "Society from the Inside Out is a valuable anthropological investigation of households which uses an 'inside-out' approach. The authors clearly demonstrate the advantages gained in recognizing that households cannot merely be taken-for-granted entities with generalized definitions. . . . I was overwhelmed by the information supplied by each author. . . . Clearly, this is not a book to be read prior to retiring, but rather is to be understood as a detailed, densely compact version of the intricacies of a particular society." --Journal of Comparative Family Studies "The book provides some very valuable papers. For collecting and publishing them the editors deserve compliments." --Sociological Bulletin

Neighbors at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture, and History

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044354


Page: N.A

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Verwandtschaft heute

Positionen, Ergebnisse und Perspektiven

Author: Erdmute Alber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783496028321

Category: Families

Page: 335

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Author: Arnold Van Gennep

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593378367

Category: Rites and ceremonies

Page: 258

View: 1328

Women Among Women

Anthropological Perspectives on Female Age Hierarchies

Author: Jeanette Dickerson-Putman,Judith K. Brown

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066832

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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Are the prerogatives of age universal? This first-ever anthropological exploration of relationships between older and younger women suggests that this may be the case. Cross-cultural in nature, the volume looks at relationships between women of different age groups in a village in Taiwan, a town in central Sudan, a rural setting in western Kenya, an Andean peasant community, a horticultural village in Melanesia, and an Aboriginal community in Australia. Adding an interspecies perspective is a study of two age groups of Japanese macaque monkeys. Included is an ethnographic bibliography that lists books with a wealth of information on women in sixty societies. The volume will appeal not only to anthropologists but also to readers interested in women's issues, gender studies, life-course studies, gerontology, and intergenerational relations.

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