Kinship and Beyond: The Genealogical Model Reconsidered

Kinship and Beyond: The Genealogical Model Reconsidered

by James Leach
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845454227

ISBN-13: 9781845454227

Pub. Date: 02/01/2009

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

The genealogical model has a long-standing history in Western thought. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which assumptions about the genealogical model—in particular, ideas concerning sequence, essence, and transmission—structure other modes of practice and knowledge-making in domains well beyond what is normally labeled

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The genealogical model has a long-standing history in Western thought. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which assumptions about the genealogical model—in particular, ideas concerning sequence, essence, and transmission—structure other modes of practice and knowledge-making in domains well beyond what is normally labeled “kinship.” The detailed ethnographic work and analysis included in this text explores how these assumptions have been built into our understandings of race, personhood, ethnicity, property relations, and the relationship between human beings and non-human species. The authors explore the influences of the genealogical model of kinship in wider social theory and examine anthropology’s ability to provide a unique framework capable of bridging the “social” and “natural” sciences. In doing so, this volume brings fresh new perspectives to bear on contemporary theories concerning biotechnology and its effect upon social life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845454227
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality, #15
Pages:
292

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