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9780742501089

New Directions in Anthropological Kinship

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742501089

  • ISBN10:

    0742501086

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-13
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: Theoretical Implications of New Directions in Anthropological Kinship
1(20)
Linda Stone
PART ONE: Kinship in the History of Anthropology
Whatever Happened to Kinship Studies? Reflections of a Feminist Anthropologist
21(27)
Louise Lamphere
Not That Lineage Stuff: Teaching Kinship into the Twenty-First Century
48(23)
Caroline B. Brettell
PART TWO: Biology and Culture in the Study of Kinship
Ties That Bond: The Role of Kinship in Primate Societies
71(22)
Joan B. Silk
Neoevolutionary Approaches to Human Kinship
93(16)
Barry S. Hewlett
Schneider Revisited: Sharing and Ratification in the Construction of Kinship
109(16)
Kathey-Lee Galvin
PART THREE: Kinship and New Reproductive Technologies
Bound by Blood? New Meanings of Kinship and Individuality in Discourses of Genetic Counseling
125(14)
Lynn Akesson
The Threatened Sperm: Parenthood in the Age of Biomedicine
139(17)
Susanne Lundin
PART FOUR: Kinship and Gender
Mischief on the Margins: Gender Primogeniture, and Cognatic Descent among the Maori
156(19)
Karen Sinclair
Power, Control, and the Mother-in-Law Problem: Face-Offs in the American Nuclear Family
175(10)
Allen S. Ehrlich
Colliding/Colluding Identities: Race, Class, and Gender in Jamaican Family Systems
185(19)
Lisa M. Anderson-Levy
Kin and Gender in Classic Maya Society: A Case Study from Yaxchilan, Mexico
204(25)
Cynthia Robin
PART FIVE: New Family Forms and New Formulations of ``Family''
Parenting from Separate Households: A Cultural Perspective
229(17)
David Jacobson
Joan H. Liem
Robert S. Weiss
Open Adoption: Extending Families, Exchanging Facts
246(18)
Judith S. Modell
In the Name of the Father: Theology, Kinship, and Charisma in an American Polygynous Community
264(21)
William Jankowiak
Fictive Kinship in American Biomedicine
285(18)
Richard E. Maddy
PART SIX: Kinship and the Politics of Nations
Going Nuclear: New Zealand Bureaucratic Fantasies of Samoan Extended Families
303(19)
Ilana Gershon
Women's Organizations, the Ideology of Kinship, and the State in Postindependence Mali
322(19)
Rosa De Jorio
Index 341(13)
About the Contributors 354

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