Kinship and Gender: An Introduction / Edition 5

Kinship and Gender: An Introduction / Edition 5

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by Linda Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813348617

ISBN-13: 9780813348612

Pub. Date: 07/30/2013

Publisher: Westview Press


Does kinship still matter in today’s globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding “yes!”, Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship. She firmly links these concepts to cross-cultural…  See more details below

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Does kinship still matter in today’s globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding “yes!”, Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship. She firmly links these concepts to cross-cultural gender studies, illuminating the malleable nature of gender roles around the world and over time.

Written to engage students, each chapter provides key terms and useful generalizations gleaned through cross-cultural research on the interplay of kinship and gender in both traditional societies and contemporary communities. Detailed case studies help students understand how such generalizations are experienced “in real life.” Stone also considers the ramifications of current social problems and recent developments in reproductive technology as she demonstrates the relevance of kinship and gender to students’ lives.

The fully-revised fifth edition features discussion of cross-cultural examples complimented by expanded coverage of kinship and gender dynamics within the United States. Stone considers current evolutionary research on kinship and gender, and offers new case studies addressing international adoptions and polygynous marriage. An entirely new chapter explores the globalization of kinship in the 21st century. The result is a broad and captivating exploration of anthropological approaches to family and gender.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813348612
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
699,836
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(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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