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The Heat of the Hearth: The Process of Kinship in a Malay Fishing Community (Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Janet Carsten

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ISBN 10: 0198280467 / ISBN 13: 9780198280460
Published by Clarendon Press, 1997
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Title: The Heat of the Hearth: The Process of ...

Publisher: Clarendon Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Janet Carsten offers an original and very personal investigation of the nature of kinship in Malaysia, based upon her own experience as a foster daughter in a family on the island of Langkawi. She shows that Malay kinship is a process, not a state: it is determined partly by birth, but also throughout life by living together and sharing food. Carsten gives the reader a fascinating "anthropology of everyday life," including a compelling view of gender relations; she urges reassessment of recent anthropological work on gender, and a new approach to the study of kinship.

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Janet Carsten is at University of Edinburgh.

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