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Anthropological Perspectives on Kinship

Anthropological Perspectives on Kinship - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0745309170

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ISBN13: 978-0745309170
ISBN10: 0745309178
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Pluto Press
Published: 1996
International: No

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Anthropological Perspectives on Kinship - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0745309170

Ladislav Holy

ISBN13: 978-0745309170
ISBN10: 0745309178
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Pluto Press

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

'Holy largely eschews polemic in favour of the balanced approach appropriate to a good lecture course.' Social Anthropology With this volume Ladislav Holy considers the extent to which, overridingly, Western assumptions have guided anthropological studies of kinship. This is a highly readable introductory text on the subject to consider changes in the conceptualisation of kinship brought about by new reproductive technologies and the growing interest in culturally specific notions of personhood and gender. Holy reveals a growing sensitivity on the part of anthropologists to individual ideas of person hood and gender, and encourages further critical reflection on cultural bias in approaches to the subject. Linking kinship with wider debates in anthropology and the social sciences in a lucid, jargon free study, Anthropological Perspectives on Kinship is an invaluable introduction to current practice for specialists and non-specialists alike.

Author Bio

Holy, Ladislav :

Ladislav Holy was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews and the author of several publications including Kinship, Honour and Solidarity: Cousin Marriage in the Middle East (1989). He died in 1997.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction


1: First Principles
2: Kinship, Descent and Marriage
3: Kinship and the Domestic Domain
4: Descent and the Public Domain I: Lineage Theory
5: Descent and the Public Domain Ii: Matrilineal and Cognatic Descent
6: Marriage and Alliance
7: Universality of Kinship and the Current Practice of Kinship Studies

Notes
Index

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