This undergraduate textbook uses anthropological kinship as a framework for the cross-cultural study of gender. Connecting kinship with gender, Linda Stone focuses on human reproduction and the social and cultural implications of male and female reproductive roles. Her insightful narrative introduces new ways of approaching and understanding cross-cultural variations.Stone provides coverage of the field of kinship at the introductory level, but she also explores the major issues and debates in the study of the interrelation of gender and culture. The book reviews studies of primate kinship, considers ideas about the evolution of human kinship, and looks at kinship and gender in relation to different modes of descent, as illustrated by seven in-depth ethnographic case studies. Stone examines marriage through case studies of marriage in ancient Rome and Himalayan polyandry and offers a history of Euro-American kinship and gender, as well as an examination of the repercussions of the new reproductive technologies on both kinship and gender.
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Linda Stone is a Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. She is the author of Illness Beliefs and Feeding the Dead in Hindu Nepal and co-author of Gender and Culture in America (with Nancy P. McKee). She is editor of New Directions in Kinship Studies and co-editor of Family and Kinship: An Anthropological Reader .Review:
"Besides providing a female perspective on marriage and family in different cultures, Stone has succeeded in making the study of kinship less arcane than classic texts." -- Christine Ho, University of South Florida
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Descrizione libro Westview Press Inc, 1997. Condizione libro: Poor. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 3608020