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Author El Guindi, Fadwa, author
Title Suckling : kinship more fluid / Fadwa El Guindi
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HQ665.7 .G83 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020886504
Descript viii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Routledge studies in anthropology
Routledge studies in anthropology
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Kinship in perspective -- Conceptual principles -- Genealogy of dissent -- "He who begets never dies" -- 'Groin', 'womb', 'nerve' -- Overview of milk kinship -- What is suckling? -- "I brothered cousins and siblinged my son" -- The cognitive dance of kinship -- Reflections: The anthropological gaze
"A ground-breaking ethnographic study of suckling in the Arabian Gulf , this book reenergises the study of kinship. It analyses the misunderstood and marginalized phenomenon of suckling drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Qatar over a seven-year period. Fadwa El Guindi situates suckling (often given other names or subsumed under misleading classifications) squarely in the analytical category of kinship, with recognition that kinship is necessarily biological, societal and cultural. The volume takes kinship study beyond origins, nature-culture debates, and social nurturing and relatedness, and challenges claims of deterministic, reductionist formulas. As well as key reading for those involved in milk kinship research, this book is valuable for anthropologists, Middle East scholars and others with an interest in breastfeeding, family and social organisation, and religion"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: El Guindi, Fadwa. Suckling. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020 9780429456480 (DLC) 2019049970
Subject Kinship -- Qatar
Families -- Qatar
Breastfeeding -- Social aspects -- Qatar
Breast milk -- Social aspects -- Qatar
Qatar -- Social life and customs
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