Global Kinship: Anthropology and the Politics of Knowing
Herzfeld, Michael, Anthropological Quarterly
Kinship has cast such a long shadow over anthropological analysis that students who have never confronted its more technical aspects still profess boredom with the topic and relief that they do not have to deal with it. But deal with it, surprisingly, they do-in a technically less demanding guise, to be sure-through the more fashionable medium of other topics that have become considerably more central to the discipline: nationalism, gender, warfare, bio-ethics, the ethnography of science, transnational mobility, memory and the uses of history. The technical virtuosity of kinship analysis has largely passed from the scene; what remains is a cluster of basic principles-the importance of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Global Kinship: Anthropology and the Politics of Knowing. Contributors: Herzfeld, Michael - Author. Journal title: Anthropological Quarterly. Volume: 80. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2007. Page number: 313+. © Institute for Ethnographic Research Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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