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Evolution of the Human Family: Cooperative Males, Long Social Childhoods, Smart Mothers, and Extended Kin Networks

Mark V. Flinn, Robert J. Quinlan, Kathryn Coe, and Carol V. Ward

in Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320510
eISBN:
9780199786800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320510.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Humans are characterized by a distinctive set of traits, including: (1) large brains, (2) long periods of juvenile dependence, (3) extensive biparental care including large transfers of information, ... More


Households and Families

Marguerite W. Dupree

in Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204008
eISBN:
9780191676079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter includes a detailed description of several aspects of family relationships that are tied to co-residence. The chapter is concerned mostly with the relationships between husbands and ... More


The North Carolina Parks: Near Ties That Bind of Kin and Church

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Trailer parks serve African American families primarily as places to live. Social lives take place among large, close-knit kin networks, or in churches also attended by relatives. Kin importantly ... More


Introduction

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Muslims and Muslim polities have been present for hundreds of years on the coast of East Africa. Some 80 percent of the population in Southeast Tanzania is estimated to be Muslim. How and why this ... More


Caring families

Nickie Charles, Charlotte Aull Davies, and Chris Harris

in Families in transition: Social change, family formation and kin relationships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347893
eISBN:
9781447302308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347893.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at how family members care for each other and the impact of employment, particularly women's employment, on their ability to do so. It examines how people care for children, older ... More


Free People of Color and the Enslaved

Emily West

in Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136929
eISBN:
9780813141350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136929.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter four considers expulsion and enslavement from the perspective of free people of color themselves. Drawing upon “feelings”, emotions and the importance of familial and community ties, it ... More


Running a Family: Women’s Reasons for Reconciliation

Poulami Roychowdhury

in Capable Women, Incapable States: Negotiating Violence and Rights in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190881894
eISBN:
9780197533888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881894.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 3 details why so many women wished to remain with their abusers and how it was they started moving toward the law despite their best efforts. Using interview and observation data, the author ... More


“Borders Thick and Foggy”: Mobility, Community, and Nation in a Northern Indigenous Region

Karen L. Marrero

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This paper examines transnational movements at the northern border in 1838, a pivotal year in United States, British, and indigenous relations. In that year, the Upper and Lower Canada Rebellions ... More


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