Relationships, Residence and the Individual

Relationships, Residence and the Individual : A Rural Panamanian Community

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Representing a departure from traditional studies of social organisation, the book asserts that a kinship system is best understood as a system of concepts rather than as a set of empirical relationships. Three aspects of life in the Panamanian community of Los Boquerones are described First published in more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.75mm | 362g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138861995
  • 9781138861992

Table of contents

1. The country, people and problem2. Village life and ties to the larger society3. Economic organization4. God, the devil and the saints5. The individual6. The household7. The household and the elementary family8. From natal to conjugal household9. Forms of conjugal relations 10. Conjugal instability11. Extra-domestic kinship and affinity12. Forming the 'compadrazgo'13. The structure of 'compadrazgo'14. Relationships, residence, religion and the individualshow more