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The Matrifocal Family
Power, Pluralism and Politics




ISBN 9780415912150
Published December 21, 1995 by Routledge
250 Pages

 
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The essays in this collection focus attention on the enormous contribution made by women in maintaining family relations in situations of both racial and gender domination.

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Raymond T. Smith is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He has studied kinship, class and race in Guyana, South America, Jamaica and Ghana, and has taught at universities in the West Indies, Canada and the United States, where he has been Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago since 1966. He is the author of Kinship and Class in the West Indies (1988), and co-author of Class Differences in American Kinship (1978).