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Culture, creation, and procreation : concepts of kinship in South Asian practice

Author: Monika Böck; Aparna Rao
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2000.
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Continuing the debate in the socialsciences on notions of well-being and the person, and the more general discussion on structure and agency, this book considers native models of well-being within a framework of kinship studies.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Culture, creation, and procreation.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2000
(OCoLC)606480542
Online version:
Culture, creation, and procreation.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2000
(OCoLC)610014748
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monika Böck; Aparna Rao
ISBN: 1571819118 9781571819116 1571819126 9781571819123
OCLC Number: 42397453
Description: xi, 382 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Indigenous models and kinship theories : an introduction to a South Asian perspective / Monika Böck, Aparna Rao --
PART ONE: COMMUNITY AND PERSON --
We, the brothers of tiger and bamboo : on the notions of person and kin in the Eastern hills of Nepal / Charlotte Hardman --
Village bodies? Reflections on locality, constitution, and affect in Rajasthani kinship / Helen Lambert --
Blood, milk, and mountains : marriage practice and concepts of predictability among the Bakkarwal of Jammu and Kashmir / Aparna Rao --
Kinship, creation, and procreation among the Vagri of South India / Lukas Werth --
Nature, nurture, and kinship : body fluids and experience in the social organisation and identity of a peripatetic people / Joseph C. Berland --
PART TWO: GENDER AND CHANGE --
Kinship and gender identity : some notes on Marumakkathayam in Kerala / Marion H.G. den Uyl --
Habitus and its implications in constructing kinship ties : data from a Bangladesh settlement in Britain / Sultana M. Khanum --
Kinship and marriage in the construction of identity and group boundaries among Indians in Mauritius / Oddvar Hollup --
Theatre of memory : ritual kinship performances of the African diaspora in Pakistan / Helene Basu --
Kinship as anger : relations of resentment in Kalasha divination / Peter Parkes --
Marriage strategies in Lahore : projections of a model marriage on social processes / Michael Fischer, Wenonah Lyon --
Power and fertility : divine kinship in South India / Anthony Good.
Responsibility: edited by Monika Böck and Aparna Rao.

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Continuing the debate in the socialsciences on notions of well-being and the person, and the more general discussion on structure and agency, this book considers native models of well-being within a framework of kinship studies.

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