- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (5 Jan. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 063122999X
- ISBN-13: 978-0631229995
- Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 3.7 x 24.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kinship and Family: An Anthropological Reader (Wiley Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology) Paperback – 5 Jan 2004
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"One looks to a Reader to be authoritative: this is also a highly imaginative collection. Nuanced as well as balanced, the editors compilations bring out the best not just in the study of kinship but in anthropology. A tonic for old hands and new hands alike." Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge <!––end––>
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Drawing on their complementary areas of expertise, Parkin and Stone have produced the 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: from the classic works of Evans–Pritchard, Lévi–Strauss, Leach, and Schneider, to the electrifying contemporary debates on such issues as surrogate motherhood, and gay and lesbian kinship.
By bringing together for the first time such an array of articles on kinship and its relation to social organization, this volume offers students and professionals a survey of the most important and critical work in the field. Kinship and Family: An Anthropological Reader includes extensive discussion and analysis of the selections that contextualizes them within theoretical debates.See all Product Description
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The reader is a little demanding for undergraduate students, and indeed the alliance selections will probably be a challenge for novice instructors. It's probably best suited for upper division students with a strong lecture / guidance or for a graduate seminar. Parkin's introductions are much more accessible than his earlier textbook, and broader in focus.
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