Download e-book for kindle: What Kinship Is—And Is Not by Marshall Sahlins
By Marshall Sahlins
Read Online or Download What Kinship Is—And Is Not PDF
Best marriage & family books
Susan Galleymore is the mummy of a US soldier who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. this is often the tale of ways and why she traveled to Iraq to go to him on an army base. it's a remarkable portrait of what it ability to be a mom in a time of warfare. It additionally tells of her carrying on with trip in the course of the heart east, interviewing moms in battle zones including Iraq, Israel and the West financial institution, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan and the U.S..
Even if the perfect of companionate marriage has progressively been validated in Hong Kong, demographic tendencies from the Nineteen Eighties replicate larger marital and relatives instability. within the future years, grownup fulfilment may be present in numerous methods: via marriage, divorce, remarriage, or the only country.
The function generations play in accepting and shaping electronic applied sciences, and probably vice versa, is an more and more proper factor in modern society. For the 1st time within the educational debate, this quantity outlines the theoretical matters and explores a few effects from empirical researches at the dating among generations and the media in electronic society.
- Making a Difference in Families: Research That Creates Change
- What Causes Men’s Violence Against Women?
- Black Families at the Crossroads : Challenges and Prospects
- Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam
- Investing in Our Children: What We Know and Don't Know About the Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions
Extra info for What Kinship Is—And Is Not
That helps explain why the partible "dividual" has become a regular figure of kinship studies as well as an icon of the premodern subj ect. It appears that we have been staring for too long at ego centered-cum-egocentric, kinship diagrams. The problem here is not just the category mistake of rendering the relationships of kinship as the attributes of singular persons. The problem is that kin persons are not the only kind who are multiple, divis ible, and relationally constructed. In this connection, not enough attention has been paid to Alan Rumsey's ( 2ooo ) demonstra tion-following E mile Benveniste (1971) and Greg Urban (1989) on the meaning and use of personal pronouns-that the capaci ties of partibility and hierarchy (or the encompassment of oth ers) are general conditions of humans in language.
A similarly telling semantics of common being is conveyed by the pronouns affixed to kinship terms in New Caledonia, thereby making the possessed person appear "an integral part of the possessor" (Leenhardt 1979 , IJ). " As they write, "The belonging produced by kinship has, for these people, a whole further dimension to it" (2ooo, 153). Persons in Alltown may have a sense of common belonging through what belongs to them, but "families consider themselves as people who belong to one another" (150) .
In mentioning a fight that occurred possibly ten generations ago he will say: "I defeated the enemy there," mentioning the name of the [enemy] tribe. In like manner he will carelessly indicate ten thousand acres of land with a 36 Chapter One Similar forms of the "kinship I" have been reported for Fiji, New Guinea, Central Africa, and Northwest America. Franz Boas recorded the like from a Kwakiutl noble boasting of the marital and feasting feats of his great-grandfather, the ancestor of his house (numaym): Therefore I am known by all the tribes all over the world, and only the chief my ancestor gave away property in a great feast, and there fore they try to imitate me.
What Kinship Is—And Is Not by Marshall Sahlins