Readings in Kinship in Urban Society - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080160399, 9781483186658

Readings in Kinship in Urban Society

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

Editors: C. C. Harris
eBook ISBN: 9781483186658
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 408
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Readings in Kinship in Urban Society is a collection of articles on a specialized aspect of Sociology and Social Psychology, mainly focusing on the web of social relationships in urban setting. This book is divided into five major parts, discussing different areas of kinship in urban society. The first part examines kinship systems and the recognition of relationships, wherein certain formal characteristics of the cognatic kinship system of a rural community in Greece are featured. This book then explains the functions of kinship. Mate selection, as well as urbanization and the family, is also tackled. This text concludes by explaining a study of the family life of old people. This publication will be invaluable to anthropologists, sociologists, human ecologists, and other experts interested in studying kinship systems. Anthropology, sociology, and human ecology students will also find this book interesting and helpful.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Kinship Systems and the Recognition of Relationships The Kindred in a Greek Mountain Community A Study of French Canadian Kinship by R. PIDDINGTON 71 Relations with Neighbors and Relatives in Working Class Families of the Department 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 Class Extended Family Marriage 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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