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The Wider Kinship Structure: Non-Agnatic Kin

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on non-agnatic kinship, which is an intrinsic part of the Pandit kinship system. Marriage brings together two agnatically unrelated chulahs (and families). The woman-giving and ... More


Toward an Integrative Account of Parenthood

Daniel Cere

in What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729151
eISBN:
9780814724484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729151.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses developments in the fields of attachment theory, kinship studies, and evolutionary psychology, and how these may resonate with an integrative approach to parenthood, which ... More


Incest

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter is based on 169 trials from Wuërttemberg, Esslingen, and Hall in which women were accused of incest. Their stories open a window on to complex feelings of dependency, aggression, and ... More


Languages of the Amazon: a bird's-eye view

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

We define the limits of Amazonia, and focus on a potted history of peopling of Amazonia and the issue of how many original inhabitants there were before the disastrous effects of the European ... More


Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

R. M. W Dixon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This book studies the languages of Yidiñ, Warrgamay and Dyribal and the interrelations between them. The introductory chapter sets out the anthropological and linguistic background. In Part I there ... More


The Dyirbal kinship system

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Speakers of Dyirbal have an unusual (and possibly unique) kinship system. Marriage takes place with someone not from ego’s own generation but a generation above or below. A cross-cousin through an ... More


The People of the Sands

Anne E. McLaren

in Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the historic, social, and economic factors that shaped the Nanhui lament repertoire and the bride's distinctive interpretation of the Chinese kinship system. It covers the ... More


The Anthropology of Chinese Masculinity in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Heung-wah Wong and Hoi-yan Yau

in Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208562
eISBN:
9789888313716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208562.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The aim of this chapter is to spell out the differences in the characteristics of manhood in the Chines societies of Taiwan and Hong Kong. We argue that there are different Chinese masculinities in ... More


Beyond the Norms: Marriage and Incest among the Ye’kwana

Nalúa Rosa Silva Monterrey

in The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America: Bending and Breaking the Rules

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054315
eISBN:
9780813053066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054315.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the norms that lead to qualifying marriage as permitted versus “incestuous” (incorrect or prohibited) in the Ye’kwana marriage system. The Ye’kwana live in lowland South ... More


Nzymo as Seen in Some Yi Classical Books

Wu Jingzhong

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws entirely on Yi sources—in this case, Nuosu-language versions of several Yi classics that have recently been edited and published by minzu publishing houses—to reconstruct the ... More


The gradual decline of Dyirbal

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

In 1963 there were several score fluent speakers. The author has tried to work on all aspects of the language across as many dialects as possible—grammar, texts, songs, the kinship system, plus an ... More


Bears: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives in Native Eastern North America

Heather A. Lapham and Gregory A. Waselkov (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401384
eISBN:
9781683401742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401384.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Thanks to Irving Hallowell’s classic 1926 comparative ethnography on the special mythic status of bears in Subarctic cultures, anthropologists are generally aware that peoples throughout the northern ... More


Tod as anthropologist: trying to understand

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Tod’s observations on the social practice of the Rajputs and the Gujaratis can be situated in a context of attention by thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment and French Enlightenment philosophers to ... More


The Language of the Indus Civilization

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Indus script was used to write only one language in South Asia, but in West Asia also some other(s) in addition to the Harappan language. Mesopotamians needed interpreters to understand the ... More


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