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Gender, kinship, power : a comparative and interdisciplinary history

Author: Mary Jo Maynes
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In any given culture kinship is understood as "natural", but by comparing these international studies, it reveals how kinship is an ongoing project of human construction. Aspects including gender,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gender, kinship, power
(DLC) 95033971
(OCoLC)32819210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jo Maynes
ISBN: 9781317721932 1317721934
OCLC Number: 869736048
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 374 pages)
Contents: The father, the phallus, and the seminal word: dilemmas of patrilineality in Ancient Judaism --
Blood ties and semen ties: consanguinity and agnation in Roman law --
Kinship between the lines: the patriline, the concubine and the adopted son in late imperial China --
Musings on matriliny: understandings and social relations among the Sursurunga of New Ireland --
Family trees and the construction of kinship in renaissance Italy --
Marriage and women's subjectivity in a patrilineal system: the case of early modern Bologna --
Male authority and female autonomy: a study of the matrilineal Nayars of Kerala, South India --
The limits of patriliny: kinship, gender and women's speech practices in rural North India --
Cooking inside: kinship and gender in Bangangté idioms of marriage and procreation --
Patriarcal provisions for widows and orphans in medieval London --
Work and residence of "women alone" in the context of a patrilineal system (eighteenth- and nineteenth-century northern Italy) --
Heading household and surviving in a man's world: Brazilian women in the nineteenth century --
Illegitimacy and low-wage economy in highland Austria and Jamaica --
Women and kinship in propertyless classes in western Europe in the nineteenth century --
The social construction of wife and mother: women in Porfirian Mexico, 1880-1917 --
Matrifocal males: Gender, perception and experience of the domestic domain in Brazil --
The waxing and waning of matrilineality in São Paulo, Brazil: historical variations in an ambilineal system, 1500-1900 --
Divorced from the land: accommodation strategies of Indian women in eighteenth-century New England --
Let's go to my place: residence, gender and power in a Mende community --
The land, the law and legitimate chilcren: thinking through gender, kinship and nation in the British Virgin Islands.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Jo Maynes [and others].
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