Reading in Kinship in Urban Society

Reading in Kinship in Urban Society

The Commonwealth and International Library: Reading in Sociology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: C. C. Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139364

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Reading in Kinship in Urban Society is a collection of articles that deal with family and kinship in urban settlements. It provides comparative ethnographic data and introduces studies and approaches found outside British social inquiry. Organized into four parts, this book first introduces kinship systems and the recognition of relationships in various communities. It then identifies the functions of kinship systems and pays particular attention to inheritance of property. After discussing patterns of mate selection and marital relationships, it turns to the effects of urbanization on family life. This book ends with a discussion about the family life of elderly people. Anthropologists and sociologists studying the relation of kinship to societies will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Kinship Systems and the Recognition of Relationships

    The Kindred in a Greek Mountain Community

    A Study of French Canadian Kinship

    Relations with Neighbors and Relatives in Working Glass Families of the Département de la Seine

    The Functions of Kinship

    The Family in a Greek Village: Dowry and Inheritance; Formal Structure

    The Family in a Spanish Town

    Composite Descent Groups in Canada

    Kinship and Crisis in South Wales

    Mobility and the Middle Glass Extended Family


    Mate Selection in Various Ethnic Groups in France

    Conjugal Roles and Social Networks

    Urbanization and the Family

    Traditional Household and Neighborhood Group: Survivals of the Genealogical-Territorial Societal Pattern in Eastern Parts of the Netherlands

    Qualitative Changes in Family Life in the Netherlands

    New Aspects of Rural-Urban Differentials in Family Values and Family Structure

    Urbanization and Nuclear Family Individualization; A Causal Connection?

    Old Age

    The Extended Family in Transition: A Study of the Family Life of Old People in the Netherlands

    Relations between Generations and the Three-generation Household in Denmark

    Family Relations of the Elderly

    Biographical Notes

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139364

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