Ship-Ship-Hooray! FREE 2-Day Air* on $25+ Details >
American Kinship : A Cultural Account

American Kinship : A Cultural Account - 2nd edition

American Kinship : A Cultural Account - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780226739304

ISBN10: 0226739309

American Kinship : A Cultural Account by David M. Schneider - ISBN 9780226739304
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 80
Copyright: 1980
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1980
International: No
American Kinship : A Cultural Account by David M. Schneider - ISBN 9780226739304

ISBN13: 9780226739304

ISBN10: 0226739309

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 80

List price: $23.00

All of our used books are 100% hand-inspected and guaranteed! Happy you, happy us.

Ships directly from us
You Save $11.50 (50%)
$11.50

Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.

Summary

American Kinshipis 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments, 1980 1. Introduction Part One: The Distinctive Features Which Define the Person as a Relative 2. Relatives 3. The Family Part Two: The Relative as a Person 4. A Relative Is a Person 5. In-laws and Kinship Terms 6. Conclusion 7. Twelve Years Later
Top Arrow

Top