Chinese Kinship by Susanne Brandtstadter
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Chinese Kinship
By Susanne Brandtstadter

Chinese Kinship

Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives

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Chinese Kinship by Susanne Brandtstadter

Book Description

The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of sociality, intimate relations, family histories, reproductive strategies and gender relations - and vice-versa. Drawing on a wealth of ethnographic material from the late imperial period and from contemporary Taiwan and the People's Republic of China, from northern and southern regions as well as from rural and urban settings, the volume provides unique insights into the historical and spatial diversities of the Chinese kinship experience. This emphasis on diversity challenges the classic 'lineage paradigm' of Chinese kinship and establishes a dialogue with contemporary anthropological debates about human kinship reflecting on the emergence of radically new family formations in the Euro-American context. Chinese Kinship will be of interest to anthropologists and sinologists, as to historians and social scientists in general.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415456975
ISBN-10: 0415456975
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susanne Brandtstadter

Susanne Brandtstadter is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway. Goncalo D. Santos is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

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