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

Author: Monika Böck; Aparna Rao
Publisher: Providence, RI : Berghahn Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As reproduction is seen as central to kinship and the biological link as the primary bond between parents and their offspring, Western perceptions of kin relations are primarily determined by ideas  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monika Böck; Aparna Rao
ISBN: 1571819118 9781571819116 1571819126 9781571819123
OCLC Number: 37652034
Notes: "Basically the outcome of a workshop on 'Culture, Creation, and Procreation: Indigenous Models of Kinship in South Asian Contexts, ' held at the 13th European Conference of Modern South Asian Studies at Toulouse in August-September 1994"--Preface.
Description: xi, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Indigenous models and kinship theories : an introduction to a South Asian perspective / Monika Bock and Aparna Rao --
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 --
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 and Wenonah Lyon --
Power and fertility : divine kinship in South India / Anthony Good --
Epilogue / Sylvia Vatuk.
Responsibility: edited by Monika Böck and Aparna Rao.

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