Vital Relations - Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship

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For more than 150 years, theories of social evolution, development, and modernity have been unanimous in their assumption that kinship organizes simpler, “traditional,” pre-state societies but not complex, “modern,” state societies. And these theories have been unanimous in their presupposition that within modern state-based societies kinship has been relegated to the domestic domain, has lost its economic and political functions, has retained no organizing force in modern political and economic structures and processes, and has become secularized and rationalized. Vital Relations challenges these notions. It will be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a different perspective on the concept of modernity itself, and on the place of kinship and “family” in modern life.

About the Author: Susan McKinnon is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia. She is the author of F"rom a Shattered Sun: Hierarchy, Gender, and Alliance in the Tanimbar Islands" and coeditor of R"elative Values: Reconfiguring Kinship Studies." Sydel Silverman is president emerita of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and professor emerita of anthropology at the City University of New York. She is the author or editor of several books, including "The Beast on the Table: Conferencing with Anthropologists" and "Totems and Teachers: Key Figures in the History of Anthropology."

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