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Kinship and Status

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The evidence for kinship and status is more fragmented than it is for relations between peasants and lords. There are hints in the charters, but for a broad picture one has to turn to the lawbooks of ... More


Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance

Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Jill Brown, and Carolyn Pope Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265076
eISBN:
9780190265090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265076.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The definition of family as a conjugal group consisting of parents and children living in the same household is in the process of a profound reworking, one that includes the constellation of family ... More


The Plunderers' Dilemma

Ralph O'Connor

in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

As a boy, Conaire was fostered alongside three sons of the plunderer Donn Désa; as a king, his duty was to stamp out plundering in his realm. The saga exploits the potential for pathos and dramatic ... More


Child domestic labour: fostering in transition?

Evelyn Omoike

in Child slavery now: A contemporary reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426109
eISBN:
9781447301714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426109.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines one aspect of child trafficking: fostering. It considers the practice of fostering in the West African context, and the extent to which fostering overlaps with the phenomenon of ... More


Youth in Sierra Leone

Susan Shepler

in Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724965
eISBN:
9780814760192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724965.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes aspects of the practice of childhood in Sierra Leone—child labor, secret society initiations, child fosterage, and education and apprenticeship—that are continuous with the ... More


Orphanhood and the Transformation of Kinship, Fosterage, and Children’s Circulation Strategies

Kristen E. Cheney

in Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the way AIDS orphanhood has influenced child circulation and kin construction in Uganda. While many studies have documented the effects of AIDS on orphans and vulnerable ... More


International Adoption: Lessons from Hawai’i

Judith Schachter

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws attention to the power of the state to define adoption and considers how families whose culture differs from that of the dominant society navigate the system in order to enact ... More


The Transnational Adoption of a Related Child in Québec, Canada

Chantal Collard

in International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes transnational adoptions of children by their relatives in Québec, where they represent a significant fraction of all international adoptions. Transnational family adoptions ... More


The Transformative Potential of Educational Migration

Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup

in From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299511
eISBN:
9780520971219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299511.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 9 discusses how education, career aspirations, and life outside the village detach youths from their rural homesteads. It begins by analyzing the sending of children to distant institutions ... More


Blurred Boundaries

Ieva Jusionyte

in Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283510
eISBN:
9780520959378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283510.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

My anthropological research on security and participation in media production converged when I made a television program about illegal adoptions and child trafficking. Following the video format of ... More


Documentary Sources

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.00013
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Prehistorians like to think of prehistoric archaeology as the ‘purest’ branch of the discipline, in that interpretation and reconstruction of prehistoric societies is solely dependent upon the ... More


New-Found Land and Setting up Households (chs. 1–2)

William Ian Miller

in Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities: Hard Cases, Hard Choices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198793038
eISBN:
9780191834776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793038.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter covers moving households and the saga’s view of the early land market. Discussion of the dream man and his role in giving warning signals that save lives. The dream man advises Hallfred ... More


“Raising Another’s Child”: Gifting, Communicating, and Persevering in Northern Namibia

Jill Brown

in Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265076
eISBN:
9780190265090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265076.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

African childrearing has been documented as primarily social in nature and driven by responsibility and respect for elders. Socially distributed care is common and reflects strong kinship ties that ... More


The Field of Study

David Crouch

in The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The field of study is explained here as Latin Europe, housing a continent-wide culture rising above its several vernaculars: ‘a vast area geared to cultural interchange’. The chapter maps how people ... More


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