Gender, Kinship and Power: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History [NOOK Book]


First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Gender, Kinship and Power: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317721932
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/27/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 394
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: Toward a Comparative History of Gender, Kinship and Power 1
1 The Father, the Phallus, and the Seminal Word: Dilemmas of Patrilineality in Ancient Judaism 27
2 Blood Ties and Semen Ties: Consanguinity and Agnation in Roman Law 43
3 Kinship Between the Lines: The Patriline, the Concubine and the Adopted Son in Late Imperial China 67
4 Musings on Matriliny: Understandings and Social Relations among the Sursurunga of New Ireland 81
5 Family Trees and the Construction of Kinship in Renaissance Italy 101
6 Marriage and Women's Subjectivity in a Patrilineal System: The Case of Early Modern Bologna 115
7 Male Authority and Female Autonomy: A Study of the Matrilineal Nayars of Kerala, South India 131
8 The Limits of Patriliny: Kinship, Gender and Women's Speech Practices in Rural North India 149
9 Cooking Inside: Kinship and Gender in Bangangte Idioms of Marriage and Procreation 177
10 Patriarchal Provisions for Widows and Orphans in Medieval London 201
11 Work and Residence of "Women Alone" in the Context of a Patrilineal System (Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Northern Italy) 215
12 Heading Households and Surviving in a Man's World: Brazilian Women in the Nineteenth Century 233
13 Illegitimacy and Low-Wage Economy in Highland Austria and Jamaica 245
14 Women and Kinship in Propertyless Classes in Western Europe in the Nineteenth Century 261
15 The Social Construction of Wife and Mother: Women in Porfirian Mexico, 1880-1917 275
16 Matrifocal Males: Gender, Perception and Experience of the Domestic Domain in Brazil 287
17 The Waxing and Waning of Matrilineality in Sao Paulo, Brazil: Historical Variations in an Ambilineal System, 1500-1900 305
18 Divorced from the Land: Accommodation Strategies of Indian Women in Eighteenth-Century New England 319
19 Let's Go to My Place: Residence, Gender and Power in a Mende Community 335
20 The Land, the Law and Legitimate Children: Thinking through Gender, Kinship and Nation in the British Virgin Islands 351
Index 365
Contributors 373
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