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Title The anthropology of sibling relations : shared parentage, experience, and exchange / edited by Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe and Tatjana Thelen
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
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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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Brothers and sisters -- Family relationships.
Brothers and sisters.
Ethnology.
Social adjustment in children.
Form Electronic book
Author Alber, Erdmute.
LC no. 2013002339
ISBN 1137331232 (electronic bk.)
9781137331236 (electronic bk.)