Kinship and Gender: An Introduction, (4th Edition) by Linda Stone

By Linda Stone

Designed for undergraduate classes in kinship, gender, or the 2 mixed, Linda Stone’s Kinship and Gender is the made of years of training. the subject of kinship comes alive while associated with gender concerns; conversely, the cross-cultural research of gender advantages from a operating wisdom of kinship. This crucial publication effectively merges those disciplines, demonstrating their relevance to scholars’ lives and adorning scholars’ realizing of different cultures. Fourteen case reports in the course of the e-book light up the tricky connections among kinship and gender throughout numerous cultural teams. The fourth version incorporates a new bankruptcy that finds how kinship buildings and similar gender roles underlie many present social difficulties world wide. additionally new to this variation are unique case experiences, dialogue questions, and listings of worthwhile web content to assist extra learn.

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This contemporary study of kinship is quite different from that of earlier times. Taking just the period from the mid-twentieth century to the present, there have been, among many changes, three major shifts. 1. From Social Structure to Culture Anthropologists once saw kinship as important primarily because it was understood to constitute social structure; kinship was seen to play a fundamental role in the formation of many societies’ social groups and was as well a key to many peoples’ political, economic, and religious organizations.

Berkeley: University of California Press. Schneider, David M. 1968. American Kinship: A Cultural Account. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. ———. 1984. A Critique of the Study of Kinship. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Yanagisako, Sylvia Junko and Jane Fishburne Collier. 1990. The Mode of Reproduction in Anthropology. In Deborah L. , Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Difference, pp. 131–141. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 2 THE EVOLUTION OF KINSHIP AND GENDER In this chapter we briefly depart from human society to enter the world of the nonhuman primates.

Mr. McGregor tried to follow them, either dragging himself or somersaulting, but he simply could not keep up. The others moved on, but Humphrey came back repeatedly to check on his brother. Eventually Humphrey gave up on following the group and made his nest near Mr. McGregor. Later Mr. McGregor dislocated an arm and was clearly dying. The Gombe researchers kindly put him out of his misery at a time when neither Humphrey nor any of the other chimps were watching.

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