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Relative values : reconfiguring kinship studies

Author: Sarah Franklin; Susan McKinnon
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2001.
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The essays in this volume offer a radical revisioning of kinship and kinship theory. The contributors chart a new future for kinship studies, addressing topics that range from the commodification of kinship through to trans-national adoption.
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Relative values.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)604884453
Online version:
Relative values.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)607894229
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Franklin; Susan McKinnon
ISBN: 0822327864 9780822327868 0822327961 9780822327967
OCLC Number: 47625330
Description: viii, 519 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Substantivism, antisubstantivism, and anti-antisubstantivism / Janet Carsten --
The ethnography of creation: Lewis Henry Morgan and the American beaver / Gillian Feely-Harnik --
Making kinship, with an old reproductive technology / Mary Bouquet --
Kinship in hypertext: transubstantiating fatherhood and information flow in artificial life / Stefan Helmreich --
Kinship, controversy, and the sharing of substance: the race/class politics of blood transfusion / Kath Weston --
Strategic naturalizing: kinship in an infertility clinic / Charis Thompson --
Self-conscious kinship: some contested values in Norwegian transnational adoption / Signe Howell --
Practicing kinship in rural north China / Yunxiang Yan --
The shift in kinship studies in France: the case of grandparenting / Martine Segalen --
The economies in kinship and the paternity of culture: origin stories in kinship theory / Susan McKinnon --
Biologization revisited: kinship theory in the context of the new biologies / Sarah Franklin --
Blood/kinship, governmentality, and the cultures of order in colonial Africa / Melbourne Tapper --
"We're going to tell these people who they really are": science and relatedness / Jonathan Marks --
Genealogical dis-ease: where hereditary abnormality, biomedical explanation, and family responsibility meet / Rayna Rapp, Deborah Heath, and Karen-Sue Taussig --
Ambivalence in kinship since the 1940s / Michael G. Peletz --
Cutting the ties that bind: the sacrifice of Abraham and patriarchal kinship / Carol Delaney --
To forget their tongue, their name, and their whole relation: captivity, extra-tribal adoption, and the Indian Child Welfare Act / Pauline Turner Strong.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Franklin & Susan McKinnon.
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Has kinship become more structureless, commodified, and flexible in the global era? Do such representations overlook the "diffuse, enduring ties" that kinship has long signified? What has been the  Read more...

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