• Social Science

Parenthood and Social Reproduction

Fostering and Occupational Roles in West Africa
Author: Esther N. Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521227216
Category: Social Science
Page: 361
View: 2209
Over the last twenty years, Esther Goody has made extensive studies of traditional and contemporary patterns of education and child-rearing in West Africa. In this book she provides an account of the rich variety of institutions, such as fostering, apprenticeship and wardship, which have developed in West Africa either in absence of, or alongside, formal schools, to prepare children for the wide range of economic and political roles now available to them in adult society. Drawing on her work in West Africa and with West Africans in London, Dr Goody shows that among many groups it is common practice to send children to grow up away from home. As a cross-cultural study of a central kinship institution - parenthood - and of processes of change in adult role allocation, the book is of interest to social anthropologists, sociologists, educationalists and social psychologists.

    • Social Science

Parenthood and Social Reproduction

Fostering and Occupational Roles in West Africa
Author: Esther N. Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521040174
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 864
Over the last twenty years, Esther Goody has made extensive studies of traditional and contemporary patterns of education and child-rearing in West Africa. In this book she provides an account of the rich variety of institutions, such as fostering, apprenticeship and wardship, which have developed in West Africa either in absence of, or alongside, formal schools, to prepare children for the wide range of economic and political roles now available to them in adult society. Drawing on her work in West Africa and with West Africans in London, Dr Goody shows that among many groups it is common practice to send children to grow up away from home. As a cross-cultural study of a central kinship institution - parenthood - and of processes of change in adult role allocation, the book is of interest to social anthropologists, sociologists, educationalists and social psychologists.

    • Social Science

Child Fostering in West Africa

New Perspectives on Theory and Practices
Author: Erdmute Alber,Jeannett Martin,Catrien Notermans
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004250611
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
View: 4354
Child fostering in West Africa connects classical and new kinship theory and offers ethnographic studies on a mobile and creative kinship practice.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Words and Processes in Mambila Kinship

The Theoretical Importance of the Complexity of Everyday Life
Author: David Zeitlyn
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739108017
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 243
View: 7384
Words and Processes in Mambila Kinship presents a set of studies of the way that Mambila speakers in Cameroon talk about themselves and their kin. Author David Zeitlyn employs conversational analytic methods to further the study of kinship terminologies. This book takes an important step toward a new synthesis between the practice of ethnography and the study of language while presenting African natural language data (still rare in mainstream linguistics) in an accessible format.

    • Social Science

New Directions in Anthropological Kinship


Author: Linda Stone, professor emeritus, Washington State University
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 058538424X
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 680
Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. The authors review the history of kinship in anthropology and its theory, and recent research in relation to new directions of anthropological study. Moving beyond the contentious debates of the past, the book covers feminist anthropology on kinship, the expansion of kinship into the areas of new reproductive technologies, recent kinship constructions in EuroAmerican societies, and the role of kinship in state politics.

    • Social Science

Affective Circuits

African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration
Author: Jennifer Cole,Christian Groes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022640529X
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 5848
The influx of African migrants into Europe in recent years has raised important issues about changing labor economies, new technologies of border control, and the effects of armed conflict. But attention to such broad questions often obscures a fundamental fact of migration: its effects on ordinary life. Affective Circuits brings together essays by an international group of well-known anthropologists to place the migrant family front and center. Moving between Africa and Europe, the book explores the many ways migrants sustain and rework family ties and intimate relationships at home and abroad. It demonstrates how their quotidian efforts—on such a mass scale—contribute to a broader process of social regeneration. The contributors point to the intersecting streams of goods, people, ideas, and money as they circulate between African migrants and their kin who remain back home. They also show the complex ways that emotions become entangled in these exchanges. Examining how these circuits operate in domains of social life ranging from child fosterage to binational marriages, from coming-of-age to healing and religious rituals, the book also registers the tremendous impact of state officials, laws, and policies on migrant experience. Together these essays paint an especially vivid portrait of new forms of kinship at a time of both intense mobility and ever-tightening borders.

    • Social Science

Stirring life

women's paths and places among the Kasena of Northern Ghana
Author: Ann Cassiman
Publisher: Uppsala Universitet
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
View: 3841

    • Social Science

Fifteen Generations of Bretons

Kinship and Society in Lower Brittany, 1720-1980
Author: Martine Segalen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 323
View: 2290


    • Social Science

Population growth and reproduction in sub-Saharan Africa

technical analysis of fertility and its consequences
Author: György Acsádi,Gwendolyn Johnson-Acsadi,Rodolfo A. Bulatao
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
View: 7445

    • Anthropology

The Oriental Anthropologist

A Bi-annual International Journal of the Science of Man
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
View: 3972

    • African languages

Africa


Author: Diedrich Westermann,Edwin William Smith,Cyril Daryll Forde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African languages
Page: N.A
View: 7208
Includes Proceedings of the Executive council and List of members, also section "Review of books".

    • Academic libraries

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
View: 5770

    • Monographic series

Monographic Series


Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Monographic series
Page: N.A
View: 1659

    • Nature

The Culture of Flowers


Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521414418
Category: Nature
Page: 462
View: 9938
An analysis of the symbolic and transactional uses of flowers in secular life and religious ritual from ancient Egypt to modern times.

    • Social Science

Cooking, Cuisine and Class

A Study in Comparative Sociology
Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316582264
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 2417
The preparation, serving and eating of food are common features of all human societies, and have been the focus of study for numerous anthropologists - from Sir James Frazer onwards - from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives. It is in the context of this previous anthropological work that Jack Goody sets his own observations on cooking in West Africa. He criticises those approaches which overlook the comparative historical dimension of culinary, and other, cultural differences that emerge in class societies, both of which elements he particularly emphasises in this book. The central question that Professor Goody addresses here is why a differentiated 'haute cuisine' has not emerged in Africa, as it has in other parts of the world. His account of cooking in West Africa is followed by a survey of the culinary practices of the major Eurasian societies throughout history - ranging from Ancient Egypt, Imperial Rome and medieval China to early modern Europe - in which he relates the differences in food preparation and consumption emerging in these societies to differences in their socio-economic structures, specifically in modes of production and communication. He concludes with an examination of the world-wide rise of 'industrial food' and its impact on Third World societies, showing that the ability of the latter to resist cultural domination in food, as in other things, is related to the nature of their pre-existing socio-economic structures. The arguments presented here will interest all social scientists and historians concerned with cultural history and social theory.

    • Social Science

Child Migration in Africa


Author: Iman Hashim,Doctor Dorte Thorsen
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780321198
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
View: 8497
Child Migration in Africa explores the mobility of children without their parents within West Africa. Drawing on the experiences of children from rural Burkina Faso and Ghana, the book provides rich material on the circumstances of children's voluntary migration and their experiences of it. Their accounts challenge the normative ideals of what a 'good' childhood is, which often underlie public debates about children's migration, education and work in developing countries. The comparative study of Burkina Faso and Ghana highlights that social networks operate in ways that can be both enabling and constraining for young migrants, as can cultural views on age- and gender-appropriate behaviour. The book questions easily made assumptions regarding children's experiences when migrating independently of their parents and contributes to analytical and cross-cultural understandings of childhood. Part of the groundbreaking Africa Now series, Child Migration in Africa is an important and timely contribution to an under-researched area.

    • Social Science

The Circulation of Children

Kinship, Adoption, and Morality in Andean Peru
Author: Jessaca B. Leinaweaver
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822391503
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
View: 1332
In this vivid ethnography, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver explores “child circulation,” informal arrangements in which indigenous Andean children are sent by their parents to live in other households. At first glance, child circulation appears tantamount to child abandonment. When seen in that light, the practice is a violation of international norms regarding children’s rights, guidelines that the Peruvian state relies on in regulating legal adoptions. Leinaweaver demonstrates that such an understanding of the practice is simplistic and misleading. Her in-depth ethnographic analysis reveals child circulation to be a meaningful, pragmatic social practice for poor and indigenous Peruvians, a flexible system of kinship that has likely been part of Andean lives for centuries. Child circulation may be initiated because parents cannot care for their children, because a childless elder wants company, or because it gives a young person the opportunity to gain needed skills. Leinaweaver provides insight into the emotional and material factors that bring together and separate indigenous Andean families in the highland city of Ayacucho. She describes how child circulation is intimately linked to survival in the city, which has had to withstand colonialism, economic isolation, and the devastating civil war unleashed by the Shining Path. Leinaweaver examines the practice from the perspective of parents who send their children to live in other households, the adults who receive them, and the children themselves. She relates child circulation to international laws and norms regarding children’s rights, adoptions, and orphans, and to Peru’s history of racial conflict and violence. Given that history, Leinaweaver maintains that it is not surprising that child circulation, a practice associated with Peru’s impoverished indigenous community, is alternately ignored, tolerated, or condemned by the state.

    • Social Science

Reconsidering Culture and Poverty


Author: David Harding,Michele Lamont,Mario Luis Small
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412988977
Category: Social Science
Page: 225
View: 2593
Culture has returned to the poverty research agenda. Over the past decade, sociologists, demographers, and even economists have begun asking questions about the role of culture in many aspects of poverty, at times even explaining the behavior of low-income populations in reference to cultural factors. Unlike their predecessors, contemporary researchers rarely claim that culture will sustain itself for multiple generations regardless of structural changes, and they almost never use the term “pathology,” which implied in an earlier era that people would cease to be poor if they changed their culture. The new generation of scholars conceives of culture in substantially different ways. In this latest issue of the ANNALS, readers are treated to thought-provoking articles that attempt to bridge the gap between poverty and culture scholarship, highlighting new trends in poverty research. This volume is vital reading, not only for sociologists but also for researchers across the social sciences as a whole.