Kinship & Community Products

  • Highland Homecomings

    Genealogy and Heritage Tourism in the Scottish Diaspora, 1st Edition

    By Paul Basu

    The first full-length ethnographic study of its kind, Highland Homecomings examines the role of place, ancestry and territorial attachment in the context of a modern age characterized by mobility and rootlessness. With an interdisciplinary approach, speaking to current themes in anthropology,…

    Paperback – 2006-12-07

  • Voices of African-American Teen Fathers

    I'm Doing What I Got to Do, 1st Edition

    By Angelia M Paschal

    Find out what it’s like to be young, African-American . . . and a fatherVoices of African-American Teen Fathers is an insightful look at adolescent pregnancy and parenthood through the eyes of fathers aged 14 to 19. This unique book features candid interviews with thirty teens who talk about…

    Paperback – 2006-07-10

  • The Reinvention of Primitive Society

    Transformations of a Myth, 2nd Edition

    By Adam Kuper

    The Invention of Primitive Society, Adam Kuper’s best selling critique of ideas about the origins of society and religion that have been much debated since Darwin, has been hugely influential in anthropology and post-colonial studies. This topical new edition, entitled The Reinvention of…

    Paperback – 2005-06-23

  • Cross-Cultural Approaches to Adoption

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fiona Bowie

    Adoption is currently subject to a great deal of media scrutiny. High-profile cases of international adoption via the internet and other unofficial routes, have drawn attention to the relative ease with which children can be obtained on the global circuit, and have brought about legislation which…

    Paperback – 2004-10-07
    European Association of Social Anthropologists

  • From Mukogodo to Maasai

    Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya, 1st Edition

    By Lee Cronk

    Can one change one's ethnicity? Can an entire ethnic group change its ethnicity? This book focuses on the strategic manipulation of ethnic identity by the Mukogodo of Kenya. Until the 1920s and 1930s, the Mukogodo were Cushitic-speaking foragers (hunters, gatherers, and beekeepers). However,…

    Paperback – 2004-08-06
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Dangerous Families

    Queer Writing on Surviving, 1st Edition

    By Matt Bernstein Sycamore

    Queer survivors piece together the clues to discover their own lives! Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving goes beyond the recovery narrative to create a new queer literature of investigation, exploration, and transformation. Twenty-six stories illuminate the reality of growing up in fear…

    Paperback – 2004-02-26

  • Children's Places

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Fog Olwig, Eva Gullov

    Children's Places examines the ways in which children and adults, from their different vantage-points in society, negotiate the 'proper place' of children in both social and spatial terms. It looks at some of the recognised constructions of children, including perspectives from cultures that do not…

    Paperback – 2003-10-16

  • The Lao

    Gender, Power, and Livelihood, 1st Edition

    By Carol Ireson-Doolittle, Geraldine Moreno-Black

    The Lao discusses culture and village life in Laos, exploring topics of kinship and family, gender relations, households, religion, livelihood strategies, and ethnicity. In particular, the effects of recent development projects on the relative power of men and women in rural Lao society, and the…

    Paperback – 2003-09-12
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Fulbe Voices

    Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon, 1st Edition

    By Helen A. Regis

    Fulbe Voices is based on everyday conversations in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon, where men and women struggle with the multiple cultural contradictions and social tensions emerging from their varied perspectives as farmers and entrepreneurs, schoolboys and elders, married and free…

    Paperback – 2002-08-14
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Women's Best Friendships

    Beyond Betty, Veronica, Thelma, and Louise, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Rind

    Explore the distinct relationships of close female friends!Women’s Best Friendships: Beyond Betty, Veronica, Thelma, and Louise gives new and comprehensive insight into the complex world of women’s closest friendships. Recent studies have shown that women place enormous value on best friendships…

    Paperback – 2002-07-02

  • Kinship and Continuity

    Pakistani Families in Britain, 1st Edition

    By Alison Shaw

    Kinship and Continuity is a vivid ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after World War II to the present day. Alison Shaw addresses the dynamics of migration, patterns of residence and kinship, ideas about health and illness, and notions of political and…

    Paperback – 2000-09-20

  • Gender, Kinship and Power

    A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Jo Maynes, Ann Waltner, Birgitte Soland, Ulrike Strasser

    Through twenty engaging essays exploring cultures ranging from ancient Judaic civilization to contemporary Brazil, Gender, Kinship and Power places important contemporary issues related to kinship--such as parental responsibility and female-headed households--in their proper comparative and…

    Paperback – 1995-12-12

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