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Description - Kinship in Neckarhausen, 1700-1870 by David Warren Sabean

This book analyzes shifts in the relations of families, households, and individuals in a single German village during the transition to a modern social structure and cultural order. The findings call into question the idea that the more modern society became, the less kin mattered. Rather, the opposite happened. During "modernization," close kin developed a flexible set of exchanges, passing marriage partners, godparents, political favors, work contacts, and financial guarantees back and forth. These new kinship systems were fundamental for class formation. The author also repositions women in the center of the political culture of alliances.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521583817
ISBN-10: 0521583810
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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