Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2000

280 Pages | 18 halftones, 6 figures, 2 maps

ISBN: 9780198233947

Bookseller Code (06)

Born and Bred

Idioms of Kinship and New Reproductive Technologies in England

Jeanette Edwards

Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology

The study of kinship is undergoing a renaissance in social anthropology. A reflexive scrutiny of the enterprise of anthropology itself has led to questions about the cultural premises that social anthropologists bring to the study of kinship in societies other than their own. This study offers an ethnographic example from late twentieth-century England of what constitutes kinship. It also adds significantly to the growing ethnography of contemporary Western society and provides an insight into attitudes toward new reproductive technologies.