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Reading in Kinship in Urban Society - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080160382, 9781483139364

Reading in Kinship in Urban Society

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Reading in Sociology

Editor: C. C. Harris
eBook ISBN: 9781483139364
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 408
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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



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


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