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Vital Relations: Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series)



Vital Relations: Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series)
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Manufacturer School for Advanced Research Press
PublicationDate 2013-08-27

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Binding Paperback
Creator Susan McKinnon,Fenella Cannell
EAN 9781938645013
Edition first
ISBN 1938645014
Label School for Advanced Research Press
Manufacturer School for Advanced Research Press
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 360
ProductGroup Book
PublicationDate 2013-08-27
Publisher School for Advanced Research Press
Studio School for Advanced Research Press
Title Vital Relations: Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series)

For more than 150 years, theories of social evolution, development, and modernity have been unanimous in their assumption that kinship organizes simpler, "traditional," pre-state societies but not complex, "modern," state societies. And these theories have been unanimous in their presupposition that within modern state-based societies kinship has been relegated to the domestic domain, has lost its economic and political functions, has retained no organizing force in modern political and economic structures and processes, and has become secularized and rationalized. Vital Relations challenges these notions. It will be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a different perspective on the concept of modernity itself, and on the place of kinship and "family" in modern life.