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American Kinship : a Cultural Account (2ND 80 Edition)

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American Kinship is the first attempt to deal systematically with kinship as a system of symbols and meanings, and not simply as a network of functionally interrelated familial roles. Schneider argues that the study of a highly differentiated society such as our own may be more revealing of the nature of kinship than the study of anthropologically more familiar, but less differentiated societies. He goes to the heart of the ideology of relations among relatives in America by locating the underlying features of the definition of kinship—nature vs. law, substance vs. code. One of the most significant features of American Kinship, then, is the explicit development of a theory of culture on which the analysis is based, a theory that has since proved valuable in the analysis of other cultures. For this Phoenix edition, Schneider has written a substantial new chapter, responding to his critics and recounting the charges in his thought since the book was first published in 1968.

About the Author

David M. Schneider is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Chicago and at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments, 1980

1. Introduction

Part One: The Distinctive Features Which Define the Person as a Relative

2. Relatives

3. The Family

Part Two: The Relative as a Person

4. A Relative Is a Person

5. In-laws and Kinship Terms

6. Conclusion

7. Twelve Years Later

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226739304
Author:
Schneider, David
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Schneider, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Kinship
Subject:
Family -- United States.
Subject:
Kinship -- United States.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2
Publication Date:
19800331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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