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What's in a relative : Household and - Joan Bestard-Camps

What's in a relative

Household and

Hardcover Published: 22nd October 1991
ISBN: 9780854965861
Number Of Pages: 232

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Translated from the Spanish by Robert Pitt In this ground-breaking study based on ethnographic research in Formentera, in the Balearic Islands, the author demonstrates that European kinship can become central to anthropological explanation once it is understood from a symbolic and cultural perspective. This book is an outstanding example of ethnographic analysis which is sensitive to the findings of demographic and historical research.

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..".[a] finely crafted study...suitable for advanced undergraduates and up." --Choice

..".this is surely a seminal work in the canon of Spanish ethnography." --British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, The Caribbean, Portugal and Spain

..". an excellent study, sharply focussed and rich in detail. Stimulating reading for anthropologists, demographers and historians." --Sociologia Ruralis

Preface Josep Llobera
Introduction
Kinship in Formentera
Paradoxes in the study of kinship
Family history
The complex structures of kinship
Systems of Classification
Names and naming ritual
Genealogies, names and family memory
The name of the house
Ideas about kinship and the language of community
Household Forms
The model of the peasant family
Family and residence: morphology and functions
The structure of the residential group (1875-1955)
Household composition
Types of kin beyond the conjugal nucleusThe domestic cycle
Household composition and age of Ego
Phases in the domestic cycle
Transformations in household composition
Ways of Living: Past and Present
The domestic space
The houses of emigrants
Continuity: the `porxo', multifunctional space
The break in the present: family time and social time
Household Reproduction
The house as social representation
Patrimonial lines and the conjugal fund
The matrimonial domain
Marriages between consanguine kin and the significance of matrimonial prohibitions
Close matrimonial strategies
Appendix Census of surnames on Formentera in 1934
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780854965861
ISBN-10: 0854965866
Series: Polish Studies in the Social Sciences
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 22nd October 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

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