Kinship and Gender: An Introduction

Editor/Author Stone, Linda
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $25.99
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $38.98
ISBN: 978-0-81-334861-2
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Image Count: 54
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship, illuminating the malleable nature of gender roles around the world and over time.

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Table of Contents

  • Illustrations
  • Preface
  • 1 Gender, Reproduction, and Kinship
  • Enacting and Embodying Gender
  • Gender and Reproduction
  • What Is Kinship?
  • The Kinship Code
  • Key Concepts
  • Kinship Theory
  • Kinship and Gender
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 2 The Evolution of Kinship and Gender
  • Kin Recognition
  • Case 1: Deaths in the Families of Chimps
  • Kin Selection
  • Primate Kinship
  • Reproduction, Aggression, and Dominance
  • The Human Transition
  • The Incest Taboo
  • Nature, Culture, and Human Kinship
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 3 The Power of Patrilines
  • Lineage and Clan
  • Patrilocality
  • Lineal Masculinity
  • Case 2: The Nuer
  • Case 3: Nepalese Brahmans
  • Patrilineal Contrasts
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 4 Through the Mother
  • The Matrilineal Puzzle
  • Case 4: The Navajo
  • Case 5: The Nayar and the Mosuo
  • The Matrifocal Family
  • Matrilineal Contrasts
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 5 Double, Bilateral, and Cognatic Descent
  • Double Descent
  • Case 6: The Beng
  • Bilateral Societies
  • Cognatic Descent
  • Case 7: The Kwaio
  • Case 8: The Huli
  • Descent, Residence, and Female Pollution
  • Double and Cognatic Concerns
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 6 Marriage
  • Monogamy, Polygyny, and Polyandry
  • Case 9: Nyinba Polyandry
  • Marriage and Alliance
  • Exogamy and Cross-Cousin Marriage
  • Exogamy and Exchange: Manipulating Women?
  • Endogamy
  • Marriage and Fertility
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 7 A History of Euro-American Kinship and Gender
  • Dowry and the Double Standard
  • From the Middle Ages to Modern Times
  • The Rise of the Christian Church
  • The North American Experience
  • Case 10: Breadwinning Women
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Website
  • References
  • 8 Kinship, Gender, and Contemporary Social Issues
  • Alternative Families, Alternative Sexualities
  • Case 11: New and Novel Families in the United States
  • Case 12: Polygyny in the United States
  • Violence Against Women
  • Case 13: Honor Killings
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 9 Kinship, Gender, and the New Reproductive Technologies
  • The New Reproductive Technologies
  • Case 14: New Reproductive Technologies in Israel
  • Social, Legal, and Moral Implications
  • Kinship and Gender
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • 10 The Globalization of Kinship
  • Kinship, Urbanization, and Transnational Migration
  • Kinship and Transnational Adoption
  • Case 15: Child Circulation in Peru
  • Continuities
  • Discussion Questions
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • Suggested Classroom Media
  • Websites
  • References
  • Appendix: Kinship Terminology
  • Glossary