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Family, gender and kinship in Australia : the social and cultural logic of practice and subjectivity / by Allon J. Uhlmann
Bib ID 3772628
Format BookBook
Author
Uhlmann, Allon J
 
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Description Aldershot, Hants ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2006 
xii, 198 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780754646457
0754646459
Series

Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Summary

"This ethnographically based exploration provides a comprehensive analysis of family, gender and kinship in Australia, with profound implications for the way we understand modern kinship and gender at large. The discussion covers a wide range of themes from techniques of the body, the experience of relatedness and the structure of family households all the way to the very dynamics of contemporary capitalism. The analysis challenges some common beliefs and perceptions about this critical social field, even as it show cases a novel analytical approach that is rooted in the sociology of practice and in the anthropology of cognition."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Introduction : the project and the field
  • The historical evolution of the Australian family
  • Contemporary patterns of family practice : historical continuity and the myth of crisis
  • The Doxic family
  • Doxa, orthodoxy and heterodoxy
  • Structural aspects of kinship
  • Internalized gender structures
  • Family and gender, and society at large
  • Some theoretical and methodological elaborations.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-192) and index.

Subjects Families -- Australia.  |  Families -- New South Wales -- Newcastle.  |  Kinship -- Australia  |  Family.  |  Gender relations.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Newcastle (NSW N Coast SI56-02)

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