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The power of sentiment : love, hierarchy, and the Jamaican family elite

Author: Lisa Douglass
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1992.
Series: Studies in the ethnographic imagination.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When anthropologists discuss power, they may speak of individuals, a social class, or the state. When Jamaicans discuss power, they speak in terms of family. They point to the so-called twenty-one families who live in the hills surrounding the capital at Kingston and occupy the commanding heights of this Caribbean island nation. The Power of Sentiment looks at love and hierarchy in the kinship patterns of Jamaica's  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Douglass, Lisa.
Power of sentiment.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1992
(OCoLC)652386681
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Douglass
ISBN: 0813315220 9780813315225
OCLC Number: 25553127
Description: xviii, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Raymond T. Smith --
1. Introduction --
2. Ethnography and Power --
3. Everyday Life in Kingston --
4. A Sense of the Past --
5. Marriage and the Making of the Family Elite --
6. Kin and Outside Relations --
7. Daily Routines and Everyday Rituals --
8. Gender in the Jamaican Cultural Order --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in the ethnographic imagination.
Responsibility: Lisa Douglass ; foreword by Raymond T. Smith.

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An ethnographic study of kinship which examines the Jamaican upper class, a group previously neglected in research on the Caribbean family, despite its integral role in the kinship system. The book  Read more...

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