Gender, Kinship and Power: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History

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This text explores a paradox of kinship - namely that in any given culture kinship is understood as natural or scientific, but comparing cultures or even different epochs within the same culture reveals how kinship is an ongoing project of human construction. The book consists of a general introduction to the topic and twenty essays examining different aspects of kinship: how family relations and descent are understood, how property is passed down from one generation to the next, how gender differences matter in kinship ...

Gender, Kinship and Power: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History 1995, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415912983

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Gender, Kinship and Power: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History 1995, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415912976

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