Exchanged women, exchanging women; Remarks on Levi-Strauss's alliance theory.

Authors
Citation
C. Collard, Exchanged women, exchanging women; Remarks on Levi-Strauss's alliance theory., HOMME, (154-55), 2000, pp. 101-115
Citations number
32
Language
FRANCESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
HOMME
ISSN journal
0439-4216 → ACNP
Issue
154-55
Year of publication
2000
Pages
101 - 115
Database
ISI
SICI code
0439-4216(200004/09):154-55<101:EWEWRO>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
Claude Levi-Strauss has renewed the field of kinship studies through his ou tstanding contribution, The Elementary Structures of Kinship. However he di d not totally escape androcentric, naturalistic or eurocentric biases in hi s formulations. The author deconstructs the sexist and naturalistic biases of his alliance's theory, taking into account the historical background of its production and new research on kinship in its relation to gender.