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Kinship and gender : an introduction.

Author: Linda Stone
Publisher: New York : Westview Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This 5th Edition of a core anthropology text provides an introduction to the study of kinship and family as a means to understanding cross-cultural gender variation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stone, Linda.
Kinship and Gender.
New York : Westview Press, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Stone
ISBN: 9780813348629 0813348625
OCLC Number: 853359614
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: IllustrationsPreface 1 Gender, Reproduction, and Kinship Enacting and Embodying GenderGender and ReproductionWhat Is Kinship?The Kinship CodeKey ConceptsKinship TheoryKinship and GenderDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesNotes ?? References2 The Evolution of Kinship and Gender Kin RecognitionCase 1: Deaths in the Families of Chimps Kin SelectionPrimate KinshipReproduction, Aggression, and DominanceThe Human TransitionThe Incest TabooNature, Culture, and Human KinshipDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesNotes ?? References3 The Power of Patrilines Lineage and ClanPatrilocalityLineal MasculinityCase 2: The Nuer Case 3: Nepalese Brahmans Patrilineal ContrastsDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesNotes ?? References4 Through the Mother The Matrilineal PuzzleCase 4: The Navajo Case 5: The Nayar and the Mosuo The Matrifocal FamilyMatrilineal ContrastsDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesNotes ?? References5 Double, Bilateral, and Cognatic Descent Double DescentCase 6: The Beng Bilateral SocietiesCognatic DescentCase 7: The Kwaio Case 8: The Huli Descent, Residence, and Female PollutionDouble and Cognatic ConcernsDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesNotes ?? References6 Marriage Monogamy, Polygyny, and PolyandryCase 9: Nyinba Polyandry Marriage and AllianceExogamy and Cross-Cousin MarriageExogamy and Exchange: Manipulating Women?EndogamyMarriage and FertilityDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Classroom MediaWebsites ?? Notes ?? References7 A History of Euro-American Kinship and Gender Dowry and the Double StandardFrom the Middle Ages to Modern TimesThe Rise of the Christian ChurchThe North American ExperienceCase 10: Breadwinning Women Discussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsiteNotes ?? References8 Kinship, Gender, and Contemporary Social Issues Alternative Families, Alternative SexualitiesCase 11: New and Novel Families in the United States Case 12: Polygyny in the United States Violence Against WomenCase 13: Honor Killings Discussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesReferences9 Kinship, Gender, and the New Reproductive TechnologiesThe New Reproductive TechnologiesCase 14: New Reproductive Technologies in Israel Social, Legal, and Moral ImplicationsKinship and GenderDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesNotes ?? References10 The Globalization of Kinship Kinship, Urbanization, and Transnational MigrationKinship and Transnational AdoptionCase 15: Child Circulation in PeruContinuitiesDiscussion Questions ?? Suggested Further ReadingSuggested Classroom Media ?? WebsitesNotes ?? ReferencesAppendix: Kinship TerminologyGlossaryIndex

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This 5th Edition of a core anthropology text provides an introduction to the study of kinship and family as a means to understanding cross-cultural gender variation.

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