Women And Kinship: Comparative Perspectives On Gender In Asia
Kinship is a relationship between any entities that share a genealogical origin, through biological, cultural or historical descent. In anthropology the kinship system includes people related both by descent and marriage while usage in biology includes descent and mating. Human kinship relations through marriage are commonly called Ã¢â‚¬Å“affinityÃ¢â‚¬Â in contrast to Ã¢â‚¬Å“descentÃ¢â‚¬Â (also called Ã¢â‚¬Å“consanguinityÃ¢â‚¬Â), although the two may overlap in marriages among those of common descent. Family relations as socio-cultural genealogy lead back to gods, animals that were in the area or natural phenomena. Kinship institutions are necessary for people to develop and fulfill their sexual and emotional needs, to organize daily life, and to raise new generations of children. But current kinship relations elevate men above women and children, oppress homosexuals and warp human sexual and emotional potentials.
Ramakant Tiwari B.A. (Hons.) from Patna University, M.A. from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra and pursuing Ph.D from the same university. He was associated with Smt. Laxmi Devi Mahila Educational Institute, Agra and worked as researcher in projects of SCERT Delhi and as a scientist researcher in Forensic Science laboratory. Govt. of NCT, Delhi. Presently he is working as scientific officer in evaluation Division , Truth Lab, NCR Delhi beside this. He is also author of two titles.
Preface V 1. Kinship and Family Organization --Pg. 1 2. Group Membership, Inheritance and Resource Distribution --Pg. 47 3. The Management of Female Sexuality --Pg. 99 4. The Seclusion of Women --Pg. 131 5. Bodily Processes and Limitations on Women --Pg. 139 6. Women and Living Spaces --Pg. 173 7. Marriage --Pg. 207 8. Nutrition and Discrimination --Pg. 213 9. Gender and Education --Pg. 241 Bibliography --Pg. 297 Index --Pg. 301