Kinship and Gender: An Introduction / Edition 2

Kinship and Gender: An Introduction / Edition 2

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by Linda S Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813337283

ISBN-13: 9780813337289

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Westview Press

In this revised and updated edition of Kinship and Gender, Linda Stone uses anthropological kinship as a framework for the cross-cultural study of gender, and she focuses on human reproduction and the social and cultural implications of male and female reproductive roles. The book provides coverage of the field of kinship at the introductory level, and it also

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In this revised and updated edition of Kinship and Gender, Linda Stone uses anthropological kinship as a framework for the cross-cultural study of gender, and she focuses on human reproduction and the social and cultural implications of male and female reproductive roles. The book provides coverage of the field of kinship at the introductory level, and it also provides an exploration of the major issues and debates in the study of the interrelation of gender and culture. In this new edition, material on primate kinship and new reproductive technologies has been updated; three new case studies on primate kinship, American kinship, and new reproductive technologies are included.
In this revised and updated edition of Kinship and Gender, Linda Stone uses anthropological kinship as a framework for the cross-cultural study of gender. Connecting kinship with gender, she focuses on human reproduction and the social and cultural implications of male and female reproductive roles. Her insightful narrative introduces new ways of approaching and understanding cross-cultural variations.
Stone provides coverage of the field of kinship at the introductory level, but she also explores the major issues and debates in the study of the interrelation of gender and culture. She reviews studies of primate kinship, considers ideas about the evolution of human kinship, and looks at kinship and gender in relation to different modes of descent as illustrated through ten in-depth ethnographic case studies. Stone examines marriage through case studies of marriage in ancient Rome and Himalayan polyandry and she offers a history of Euro-American kinship and gender, as well as an examination of therepercussions of the new reproductive technologies on both kinship and gender. In this new edition, material on primate kinship and new reproductive technologies has been updated; three new case studies on primate kinship, American kinship, and new reproductive technologies have been included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813337289
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


Illustrations
Preface

1 Gender, Reproduction, and Kinship
Enacting and Embodying Gender
Gender and Reproduction
What Is Kinship?
The Kinship Code
Key Concepts
Kinship Theory
Kinship and Gender

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
Notes • References

2 The Evolution of Kinship and Gender
Kin Recognition
Case 1: Deaths in the Families of Chimps
Kin Selection
Primate Kinship
Reproduction, Aggression, and Dominance
The Human Transition
The Incest Taboo
Nature, Culture, and Human Kinship

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
Notes • References

3 The Power of Patrilines
Lineage and Clan
Patrilocality
Lineal Masculinity
Case 2: The Nuer
Case 3: Nepalese Brahmans
Patrilineal Contrasts

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
Notes • References

4 Through the Mother
The Matrilineal Puzzle
Case 4: The Navajo
Case 5: The Nayar and the Mosuo
The Matrifocal Family
Matrilineal Contrasts

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
Notes • References

5 Double, Bilateral, and Cognatic Descent
Double Descent
Case 6: The Beng
Bilateral Societies
Cognatic Descent
Case 7: The Kwaio
Case 8: The Huli
Descent, Residence, and Female Pollution
Double and Cognatic Concerns

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
Notes • References

6 Marriage
Monogamy, Polygyny, and Polyandry
Case 9: Nyinba Polyandry
Marriage and Alliance
Exogamy and Cross-Cousin Marriage
Exogamy and Exchange: Manipulating Women?
Endogamy
Marriage and Fertility

Discussion Questions • Suggested Classroom Media
Websites • Notes • References

7 A History of Euro-American Kinship and Gender
Dowry and the Double Standard
From the Middle Ages to Modern Times
The Rise of the Christian Church
The North American Experience
Case 10: Breadwinning Women

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Website
Notes • References

8 Kinship, Gender, and Contemporary Social Issues
Alternative Families, Alternative Sexualities
Case 11: New and Novel Families in the United States
Case 12: Polygyny in the United States
Violence Against Women
Case 13: Honor Killings

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
References

9 Kinship, Gender, and the New Reproductive Technologies
The New Reproductive Technologies
Case 14: New Reproductive Technologies in Israel
Social, Legal, and Moral Implications
Kinship and Gender

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
Notes • References

10 The Globalization of Kinship
Kinship, Urbanization, and Transnational Migration
Kinship and Transnational Adoption
Case 15: Child Circulation in Peru
Continuities

Discussion Questions • Suggested Further Reading
Suggested Classroom Media • Websites
Notes • References

Appendix: Kinship Terminology
Glossary
Index

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Received 2nd edition when I requested 5th edition.