By (author) Stevan Harrell
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Human Families by Stevan Harrell
Book DescriptionThis detailed study maps the variations in family systems throughout the world, focusing on the ways families interact with their societies. Tracing the developmental cycle of families in a wide range of times and places, Stevan Harrell shows how family members in different societies must cooperate to perform various activities and thus organize themselves in particular ways.Within six major divisions, the book describes families in nomadic bands, traditional African societies, Polynesian and Micronesian societies, native societies of the Pacific Northwest coast, preindustrial class societies, and modern industrial societies. Within each group, the author's copious examples demonstrate the variation from one family system to another. His case studies are clearly illustrated with a unique set of diagrams that allow comparison of complex groups and of family processes extending over a generation. Scholars and advanced students alike will find this ambitious book an invaluable resource.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813336220
(229mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stevan Harrell
Landscape of Travel, Paperback (February 2014)
While the number of domestic leisure travelers has increased dramatically in reform-era China, the persistent gap between urban and rural living standards attests to ongoing social, and political inequalities. This book investigates the contested meanings and unintended consequences of tourism for those people whose lives and livelihoods.
Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China, Paperback (March 2001)
Nearly seven million people live in southwest China, but most educated people have never heard of them. This work intends to bring this part of the world to life. It is a collection of work by both Yi and foreign scholars describing their history, traditional society, and social changes.
Chinese Historical Microdemography, Hardback (April 1995)
Using local studies to answer global questions, this compilation challenges traditional notions concerning historical Chinese population trends. The important issues of fertility, mortality, family structure and migration patterns are examined.
Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era, Paperback (October 1993)» View all books by Stevan Harrell
This collection of essays concerns both urban and rural Chinese communities, ranging from professional to working-class families. The contributors attempt to determine whether and to what extent the policy shifts that followed Mao Zedong's death affected Chinese families.
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Author Biography - Stevan Harrell
Stevan Harrell is professor of anthropology at the University of Washington.
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