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Kinship at the Core
An Anthropology of Elmdon, a Village in North-west Essex in the Nineteen-Sixties

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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521105033

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  • In the village of Elmdon in north-west Essex, members of certain families are distinguished from other residents as being `real Elmdon'. Through a detailed ethnography of the structure of the village, and the interrelationships between its various families, work patterns and community activities, Marilyn Strathern provides an understanding of the characteristics of those who most vehemently claim to be 'real' village people. Yet this account goes far beyond ethnographic description. Its inspiration lies with Dr Audrey Richards, a distinguished anthropologist whose most substantial contribution has been in Africa, while Dr Strathern herself has had many years' field experience in Papua New Guinea. As 'outsiders' they bring a fresh approach to English village studies. The book takes the idea of 'village' not for granted, but as a dogma to be accounted for. Dr Strathern argues that in order to appreciate why the village should be so salient a reference point in people's self-classifications, it is necessary to understand what the village stands for in their ideas of the world.

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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521105033
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The idea of a village
    2. Elmdon families and the core
    3. Elmdon as a community
    4. Employment
    5. Where and how one lives
    6. Help and dependancy: kinship in practice
    7. Ideas about relatedness
    8. Marriage and the significance of outsiders
    9. The real village.

  • Author

    Marilyn Strathern

    Foreword

    Audrey Richards

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