Family and kinship in Middle America and the Caribbean
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Family and kinship in Middle America and the Caribbean proceedings of the 14th seminar of the Committee on Family Research of the International Sociological Association, Curaçao, September 1975

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Published by Institute of Higher Studies in Curaçao in [Willemstad] .
Written in English



  • Caribbean Area


  • Family -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses,
  • Kinship -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses,
  • Caribbean Area -- Social life and customs -- Congresses,
  • Caribbean Area -- Social conditions -- Congresses

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Includes bibliographies.

StatementArnaud F. Marks, René A. Römer, editors.
ContributionsMarks, Arnaud F., Römer, René A., International Sociological Association. Committee on Family Research., Institute of Higher Studies (Netherlands Antilles)
LC ClassificationsGN564.C37 F35
The Physical Object
Pagination672 p. ;
Number of Pages672
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4766007M
LC Control Number78113467

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The extended Caymanian family, some people fear, is breaking down, with unwelcome consequences for child rearing and social order. Although Caymanian families have certainly had to adjust to a changing economic and social climate, kinship links . Program on the Family Date: 1 European and Middle Eastern origins. In the Caribbean countries, Trinidad and Tobago is a model of ethnic diversity as America and the. In Kinship Ideology and Practice in Latin America, the contributors show that, contrary to the belief that urbanization and economic development lead to individualism, social atomization, and the dissolution of the family, the rich as well as the poor of Latin America are sustained by, and use, extensive kinship ties. Family and Kinship in Middle America and the Caribbean embraces a selection of 23 excellent papers presented to the 14th Seminar of the Committee on Family Research of the International Sociological Association, held in Curagao, Netherlands Antilles, in September, The papers cover kinship-related topics in over a dozen.

The Gulf Family book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The six Arab States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are all monarchi /5. Family, a group of persons united by the ties of marriage, blood, or adoption, constituting a single household and interacting with each other in their respective social positions, usually those of spouses, parents, children, and siblings. The family group should be distinguished from a . Since the publication of Philippe Ariès' book, 'Centuries of Childhood', there has been great interest among historians in the history of the family and the household. The essays in this text explore two major transitions in kinship patterns - at the end of the Middle Ages and at the end of the 18th century.   You may find sections on "Kinship," "Marriage and Family," "Sociopolitical Organization," etc. Be sure to look at the bibliography for other books/articles that might give you more information. This set is related to eHRAF database in the box below. Note: look for the volume number that includes your region: v. 1. North America, v. 2. Oceania Author: Liz Cooper.

Mr. Wamba spoke about his book [Kinship: A Family's Journey in Africa and America], published by E.P. Dutton. He focused on the cultural differences and similarities of .   The anthropology of the Caribbean has been called “the battle ground for competing theories regarding family structure” (D’Amico-Samuels ). Anthropologists were confounded by a distinct regional family structure, including late age at marriage, high rates of births to single women, matrifocality, child dispersal, de facto polygyny, serial monogamy, .   The family lived in the Boston area for some years, but then moved to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where Philippe spent most of his childhood. Some of this book is a memoir of his childhood and his family, but the rest is comment and analysis of the differences between Africans and African-Americans, and how they see each other and interact/5. Rather, the history in this book is aimed at showing broad changes in dominant family norms to indicate the revolutionary character of recent social phenomena in the United States and Western Europe. The book does discuss the fundamental role of family and kinship in the destiny of Western society.