Kinship and Family
An Anthropological Reader
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Kinship and Family by Robert Parkin
Book DescriptionThe most comprehensive reader on kinship available, "Kinship and Family: An Anthropological Reader" is a representative collection tracing the history of the anthropological study of kinship from the early 1900s to the present day. The book brings together for the first time both classic works from Evans-Pritchard, Levi-Strauss, Leach, and Schneider, as well as articles on such electrifying contemporary debates as surrogate motherhood, and gay and lesbian kinship; draws on the editors' complementary areas of expertise to offer readers a single-volume survey of the most important and critical work on kinship; and, includes extensive discussion and analysis of the selections that contextualizes them within theoretical debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631229995
(243mm x 173mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Parkin
One Discipline, Four Ways, Paperback (June 2005)
Finally, Silverman traces the formative influence of Franz Boas, the expansion of the discipline after World War II, and the "fault lines" and promises of contemporary anthropology in the United States.
Kinship and Family, Hardback (November 2003)
* Brings together for the first time both classic works from Evans-Pritchard, Levi-Strauss, Leach, and Schneider, as well as articles on such electrifying contemporary debates as surrogate motherhood, and gay and lesbian kinship.
Kinship, Hardback (April 1997)
This book is an introduction to the social anthropology of kinship -- to the ways in which the peoples of different cultures marry and relate to each other within and outside the family.
Anthropology of Evil, Paperback (January 1987)» View all books by Robert Parkin
Evil may be said to be shadowy, mysterious, covert, and associated with night, darkness, secrecy. It is a force acting to destroy the integrity, happiness and welfare of a normala society. It is at once the cause and the explanation of misfortune, of the wretchedness of human existence, and of our own individual wrongdoing.
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Author Biography - Robert Parkin
Robert Parkin is a Lecturer at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. His books include Kinship: An Introduction to Basic Concepts (Blackwell, 1997), Perilous Transactions and other Papers in Indian and General Anthropology (2001), and Louis Dumont and Hierarchical Opposition (2002). Linda Stone is Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. Her publications include Illness Beliefs and Feeding the Dead in Hindu Nepal (1989) and Kinship and Gender: An Introduction (2nd edition, 2000). She is also editor of New Directions in Anthropological Kinship (2001) and co-author of Gender and Culture in America (2nd edition, 2001).
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