Kinship and Beyond: The Genealogical Model Reconsidered

Kinship and Beyond: The Genealogical Model Reconsidered

by Sandra Bamford, James Leach

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ISBN-13: 9781845458966
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives , #15
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sandra Bamford is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on Papua New Guinea and the West, with an emphasis on kinship, gender, landscape, environmentalism, globalization, and biotechnology. In addition to having authored several journal articles and book chapters, her most recent publications include: Biology Unmoored: Melanesian Reflections on Life and Biotechnology (University of California Press, 2006) and Embodying Modernity and Postmodernity: Ritual, Praxis and Social Change in Melanesia (Carolina Academic Press, 2007).

James Leach is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. Published works include Creative Land: Place and Procreation on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea (2003), Reite Plants: An Ethnobotanical Study in Tok Pisin and English (2010, with Porer Nombo), and Recognising and Translating Knowledge, 2012 Anthropological Forum Special Issue, ed with R. Davis).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Pedigrees of Knowledge: Anthropology and the Genealogical Method
Sandra Bamford and James Leach

Chapter 2. Aborescent Culture: Writing and Not Writing Race Horse Pedigrees
Rebecca Cassidy

Chapter 3. When Blood Matters: Making Kinship in Colonial Kenya
Teresa Holmes

Chapter 4. The Web of Kin: An Online Genealogical Machine
Gisli Pálsson

Chapter 5. Genes, Mobilities and the Enclosures of Capital: Contesting Ancestry and its Applications in Iceland
Hilary Cunningham

Chapter 6. Skipping a Generation and Assisted Kinship
Jeanette Edwards

Chapter 7. ‘Family Trees’ among the Kamea of Papua New Guinea: A Non-Genealogical Approach to Imagining Relatedness
Sandra Bamford

Chapter 8. Knowledge as Kinship: Mutable Essence and the Significance of Transmission on the Rai Coast of PNG
James Leach

Chapter 9. Stories Against Classification: Transport, Wayfaring and the Integration of Knowledge
Tim Ingold

Chapter 10. Revealing and Obscuring Rivers’s Pedigrees: Biological Inheritance and Kinship in Madagascar
Rita Astuti

Chapter 11. The Gift and the Given: Three Nano-Essays on Kinship and Magic
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

Notes on contributors

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