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Interest and Emotion : Essays on the Study of Family and Kinship - Hans Medick

Interest and Emotion

Essays on the Study of Family and Kinship

Paperback Published: 12th September 1988
ISBN: 9780521357630
Number Of Pages: 430

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Bringing together the work of anthropologists and historians, this volume, first published in 1984, challenges the notion that interests and emotions are polar opposites, and questions how far the history of the family in Europe and America can be organized around the central trend of 'sentimentalization'. Individual chapters examine in a comparative perspective the use of kin; property relations inheritance; family exploitation of labor; claims, demands, and expectations with respect to kin; the emotional economy of familial obligations; and family and the reproduction of social and class relations. Several chapters discuss relations among close family members, examining the ways in which property and labor organization are related to conflicts, personal interest, and the patterning of emotional response.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Family and the Economy of Emotion
Interest and emotion in family and kinship studies: a critique of social history and anthropology
Putting kin and kinship to good use: the circulation of goods, labour, and names on Karpathos (Greece)
Materna in Extremis: the Clash of Interests between Mother and Child
Infanticide in rural Barvaria in the nineteenth century
Possession and dispossession: maternity and mortality in Morocco
Property in the Mediation of Family Relations
'Avoir sa part': sibling relations in partible inheritance Brittany
Tensions, dissensions, and ruptures inside the family in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Haute Provence
Young bees in an empty hive: relations between brother-in-law in a South German village around 1800
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ISBN: 9780521357630
ISBN-10: 0521357632
Series: MSH: Colloques
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 12th September 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.63