The Anthropology of Sibling Relations : Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange

By: Alber, ErdmuteContributor(s): Coe, Cati | Thelen, TatjanaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 1 online resource (208 p.)ISBN: 9781137331236Subject(s): Brothers and sisters -- Family relationships | Brothers and sisters | Ethnology | Social adjustment in childrenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Anthropology of Sibling Relations : Shared Parentage, Experience, and ExchangeDDC classification: 306.875/3 | 306.8753 LOC classification: HQ759.96 .A57 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Explorations in Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange; Siblings: Back to Beginnings; Three Ways of Constructing Siblingship; Siblings as a Model of and for Other Relationships; Siblings, Politics, and the State; The Chapters; Conclusion; Part 1: Siblingship as Shared Parentage and Experience; Chapter 2: "Sharing Made Us Sisters": Sisterhood, Migration, and Household Dynamics in Mexico and Namibia
Translocal Livelihoods and Dynamic Household Patterns in Mexico and NamibiaThe Namibian Sisters Christina and Mona: "Growing Up Together Made Us Sisters"; The Mexican Sisters Ana and Alicia: Between Care and Competition; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Kinship as Friendship: Brothers and Sisters in Kwahu, Ghana; Siblinghood in Early Kinship Studies; Fieldwork; The Diversity of Sibling Relations; Concluding: Siblingship and Friendship, Siblingship as Friendship; Part 2: Siblingship as Life-Long Exchange
Chapter 4: Within the Thicket of Intergenerational Sibling Relations: A Case Study from Northern BeninFoster Practices and Siblingship; The Story of Djamila; Conclusions; Chapter 5: When Siblings Determine Your "Fate": Sibling Support and Educational Mobility in Rural Northwest China; How Early Graduates Became the "Backbones of Support"; Current Students, Recent Graduates, and Their Siblings; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Transnational Migration and Changes in Sibling Support in Ghana; Expectations of Kinship; Siblings in the Childhoods of Akropong Residents; Sibling Support as a Class Symbol
Siblings in Transnational FamiliesConclusion; Afterword; Contributors; Notes; References; Index
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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The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Explorations in Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange; Siblings: Back to Beginnings; Three Ways of Constructing Siblingship; Siblings as a Model of and for Other Relationships; Siblings, Politics, and the State; The Chapters; Conclusion; Part 1: Siblingship as Shared Parentage and Experience; Chapter 2: "Sharing Made Us Sisters": Sisterhood, Migration, and Household Dynamics in Mexico and Namibia

Translocal Livelihoods and Dynamic Household Patterns in Mexico and NamibiaThe Namibian Sisters Christina and Mona: "Growing Up Together Made Us Sisters"; The Mexican Sisters Ana and Alicia: Between Care and Competition; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Kinship as Friendship: Brothers and Sisters in Kwahu, Ghana; Siblinghood in Early Kinship Studies; Fieldwork; The Diversity of Sibling Relations; Concluding: Siblingship and Friendship, Siblingship as Friendship; Part 2: Siblingship as Life-Long Exchange

Chapter 4: Within the Thicket of Intergenerational Sibling Relations: A Case Study from Northern BeninFoster Practices and Siblingship; The Story of Djamila; Conclusions; Chapter 5: When Siblings Determine Your "Fate": Sibling Support and Educational Mobility in Rural Northwest China; How Early Graduates Became the "Backbones of Support"; Current Students, Recent Graduates, and Their Siblings; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Transnational Migration and Changes in Sibling Support in Ghana; Expectations of Kinship; Siblings in the Childhoods of Akropong Residents; Sibling Support as a Class Symbol

Siblings in Transnational FamiliesConclusion; Afterword; Contributors; Notes; References; Index

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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Janet Carsten, University of Edinburgh, UKHelena Obendiek, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, GermanyJulia Pauli, Hamburg University, GermanySjaak van der Geest, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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