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The Resource The anthropology of sibling relations : shared parentage, experience, and exchange, edited by Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe, Tatjana Thelen, (electronic book)

The anthropology of sibling relations : shared parentage, experience, and exchange, edited by Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe, Tatjana Thelen, (electronic book)

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The anthropology of sibling relations : shared parentage, experience, and exchange
Title
The anthropology of sibling relations
Title remainder
shared parentage, experience, and exchange
Statement of responsibility
edited by Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe, Tatjana Thelen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on international case studies, the contributors extrapolate a systematization of the ways in which siblingship is conceived on the basis of shared parentage, shared childhoods, and reciprocal care. They explore what makes these relations worth maintaining and how they contribute to community processes and to material and emotional survival.
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UK-WkNB
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Alber, Erdmute
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Social adjustment in children
  • Ethnology
Summary expansion
On what basis are sibling relations made and negotiated and how do they change over time? How do siblings provide support, but also create pressure or conflict? Despite their importance as models for or contrasts to marriage, friendship, and nation, sibling relations have been largely ignored in anthropology. In this volume, the contributors provide a conceptualization of siblingship as shared parentage, exchange, and experience. They explore what makes these relations worth maintaining and how they contribute to wider community processes, material support, and emotional connection. The ethnographic case studies provide detailed descriptions of lived sibling relations in various settings across the globe
Label
The anthropology of sibling relations : shared parentage, experience, and exchange, edited by Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe, Tatjana Thelen, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-186) and index
Contents
1. The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Explorations in Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange-- Tatjana Thelen, Cati Coe, and Erdmute Alber PART I: THE GIVEN AND THE MADE 2. "Sharing Made Us Sisters": Sisterhood, Migration and Household Dynamics in Mexico and Namibia-- Julia Pauli 3. Kinship as Friendship: Brothers and Sisters in Kwahu, Ghana-- Sjaak van der Geest PART II: AMBIVALENCE IN SIBLING RELATIONS ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE 4. Within the Thicket of Intergenerational Sibling Relations: A Case Study from Northern Benin-- Erdmute Alber 5. When Siblings Determine Your Fate: Educational Mobility and Sibling Support in Rural Northwest China-- Helena Obendiek 6. Transnational Migration and Changes in Sibling Support in Ghana-- Cati Coe Afterword-- Janet Carsten
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9781137331236
Extent
xii, 195 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137331229
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The anthropology of sibling relations : shared parentage, experience, and exchange, edited by Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe, Tatjana Thelen, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-186) and index
Contents
1. The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Explorations in Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange-- Tatjana Thelen, Cati Coe, and Erdmute Alber PART I: THE GIVEN AND THE MADE 2. "Sharing Made Us Sisters": Sisterhood, Migration and Household Dynamics in Mexico and Namibia-- Julia Pauli 3. Kinship as Friendship: Brothers and Sisters in Kwahu, Ghana-- Sjaak van der Geest PART II: AMBIVALENCE IN SIBLING RELATIONS ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE 4. Within the Thicket of Intergenerational Sibling Relations: A Case Study from Northern Benin-- Erdmute Alber 5. When Siblings Determine Your Fate: Educational Mobility and Sibling Support in Rural Northwest China-- Helena Obendiek 6. Transnational Migration and Changes in Sibling Support in Ghana-- Cati Coe Afterword-- Janet Carsten
Control code
9781137331236
Extent
xii, 195 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137331229
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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