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The Ethics of Kinship

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The Ethics of Kinship by James D Faubion
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What need is there for kinship? What good is it anyway? The questions are as old as anthropology itself, but few answers have been persuasive. Kinship systems can contribute to our enslavement, but more often, they permit, channel and facilitate our relations with others and our further fashioning of ourselves - as kin, but also as subjects of other kinds. When they do, they are among the matrices of our lives as ethical beings. Each contributor to this innovative book treats his or her own alterity as the touchstone of the exploration of an ethnographically and historically specific ethics of kinship. Together, the chapters reveal the irreducible complexity of the entanglement of the subject of kinship with the subject of nation, class, ethnicity, gender and desire.

Author Biography

James Faubion is associate professor of anthropology at Rice University.
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
bibliography, index
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages
288
Series
Dimensions
162x236x21
ISBN-13
9780742509559
Product ID
2068080

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