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The Resource The metamorphoses of kinship, Maurice Godelier ; translated by Nora Scott

The metamorphoses of kinship, Maurice Godelier ; translated by Nora Scott

Label
The metamorphoses of kinship
Title
The metamorphoses of kinship
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Godelier ; translated by Nora Scott
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"With marriage in decline, divorce on the rise, the demise of the nuclear family, and the increase in marriages and adoptions among same-sex partners, it is clear that the structures of kinship in the modern West are in a state of flux. In the Metamorphoses of Kinship, the world-renowned anthropologist Maurice Godelier contextualizes these developments, surveying the accumulated experience of humanity with regard to such phenomena as the organization of lines of descent, sexuality and sexual prohibitions. In parallel, Godelier studies the evolution of Western conjugal and familial traditions from their roots in the nineteenth century to the present. The conclusion he draws is that it is never the case that a man and a woman are sufficient on their own to raise a child, and nowhere are relations of kinship or the family the keystone of society. Godelier argues that the changes of the last thirty years do not herald the disappearance or death agony of kinship, but rather its remarkable metamorphosis--one that, ironically, is bringing us closer to the 'traditional' societies studied by ethnologists."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Godelier, Maurice
Dewey number
306.83
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Métamorphoses de la parenté
LC call number
HQ503
LC item number
.G613 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 C-258
  • GN 480
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Scott, Nora
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  • Families
  • Parenthood
  • Social structure
  • Family
  • Family Relations
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Social Values
Label
The metamorphoses of kinship, Maurice Godelier ; translated by Nora Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Métamorphoses de la parenté
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-605) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kinship in the field: the Baruya of New Guinea -- The components of kinship -- Filiation and descent (first component) -- Alliance and residence (second and third components) -- Kinship terminologies (fourth component) -- The functions and field of parenthood -- Begetting ordinary humans (fifth component 1) -- Begetting extraordinary humans (fifth component 2) -- The sexed body: a ventriloquist's dummy that gives voice to the order or the disorder of society and the cosmos -- Incest (sixth component): and a few other misuses of sex -- Concerning the origins and the basis of the incest taboo: Freud and Lévi-Strauss -- Proposals for a different scenario -- Of the past, we cannot make a clean state: assessing the theories -- Conclusion: what future for what kin ties?
Control code
711052062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9781844677467
Lccn
2011277164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711052062
Label
The metamorphoses of kinship, Maurice Godelier ; translated by Nora Scott
Publication
Note
Translation of: Métamorphoses de la parenté
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-605) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kinship in the field: the Baruya of New Guinea -- The components of kinship -- Filiation and descent (first component) -- Alliance and residence (second and third components) -- Kinship terminologies (fourth component) -- The functions and field of parenthood -- Begetting ordinary humans (fifth component 1) -- Begetting extraordinary humans (fifth component 2) -- The sexed body: a ventriloquist's dummy that gives voice to the order or the disorder of society and the cosmos -- Incest (sixth component): and a few other misuses of sex -- Concerning the origins and the basis of the incest taboo: Freud and Lévi-Strauss -- Proposals for a different scenario -- Of the past, we cannot make a clean state: assessing the theories -- Conclusion: what future for what kin ties?
Control code
711052062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9781844677467
Lccn
2011277164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711052062

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