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Kinship, law and the unexpected : relatives are always a surprise / Marilyn Strathern
Bib ID 3704416
Format BookBook
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Strathern, Marilyn
 
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Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2005 
x, 229 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780521849920
9780521615099
0521849926
0521615097
Summary

"How can we hold in the same view both cultural or historical constructs and generalities about social existence? In response to this anthropological conundrum, Kinship, Law and the Unexpected takes up an issue at the heart of studies of society - the way we use relationships to uncover relationships. Relationality is a phenomenon at once contingent (on certain ways of knowing) and ubiquitous (to social life)."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Introduction : divided origins
  • 1. Relatives are always a surprise : biotechnology in an age of individualism
  • 2. Embedded science
  • 3. Emergent properties
  • Introduction : the arithmetic of ownership
  • 4. The patent and the malanggan
  • 5. Losing (out on) intellectual resources
  • 6. Divided origins and the arithmetic of ownership.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-215) and indexes.

Subjects Kinship.  |  Kinship (Law)  |  Family law.

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