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The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Cynthia R Chapman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book reevaluates the biblical house of the father (bêt ’āb) in light of the anthropological critique of the patrilineal model. It uncovers and defines the contours of an underappreciated yet ... More


Symbolic authority and kinship

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Another important aspect of sovereignty is the symbolic authority it represents. Here, the sovereign not only creates an identity for a people living within a territory, it also determines kinship ... More


Out-of-Court Mediation: Family and Friendship Relations in Egypt

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Questions whether the legal provision of mediation is indicative of the decreasing ability of the family to settle marital discord. Shows how these households exemplify the decreasing strength of ... More


The rise and origins of the People’s Armies

Spyros Tsoutsoumpis

in A History of the Greek Resistance in the Second World War: The People's Armies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992514
eISBN:
9781526115140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992514.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter charts the course of the Peoples Armies from the establishment of the first clandestine nuclei to the appearance of the guerrilla bands and examines the processes that led to the ... More


Ethnic enclave entrepreneurs

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

in Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter provides insights into the experiences, businesses and business practices of minority ethnic employers from migrant backgrounds. Although we review their routes into business, our main ... More


Cunhas: Situational Kinship and Everyday Authority

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at practices of situative kinship in everyday interactions between citizens and agents of the state, and the ideas of power and hierarchy expressed in these practices. This reveals ... More


Persuasion and Power

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Chapter 6 the author explores conventional and creative strategies for success by male shamans. Unlike female shamans who constantly push against the larger system, male shamans are gainfully ... More


The idea of the modern family

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

in Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter describes how both sociological and lay understandings of family change have been informed by the belief that modern families are fundamentally different from traditional families. It ... More


The House of the Mother (<i>bêt ’ēm</i>)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The term “house of the mother” (bêt ’ēm) is an indigenous Hebrew kinship designation for the “uterine family.” Comprised of a mother and her biological and adopted children, the house of the mother ... More


The House of the Father of His Mother (<i>bêt-’ă bî ’immô</i>)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For Jacob, Abimelech, and Absalom, the house of the father of their mother proved to be a crucial staging ground for a coup attempt in the house of their father. These men enjoyed years of safety in ... More


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