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Introduction: Politics of Making Kinship
Erdmute Alber, David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher, Tatjana Thelen

Part I: Epistemologies

Chapter 1
. Quantifying Generations. Peter Damian Develops a New System of Kinship Calculation
Simon Teuscher

Chapter 2. Kinship Matters: Genealogical and Historiographical Practices between 1750 and 1850
Michaela Hohkamp

Chapter 3. Race and Kinship: Anthropology and the “Genealogical Method”
Staffan Müller-Wille

Chapter 4. Kinship Meets Corporation: Perspectives on Kinship and Politics in the Formative Moment of Social Anthropology
Thomas Zitelmann

Chapter 5. German Kinship: Forming a Political Unit and Epistemic Void
Tatjana Thelen

Part II: Projects

Chapter 6. Making Family and Kinship: Reflections on Hegel and Parsons
David Warren Sabean

Chapter 7. Conceptualizing Kinship in Sixteenth-Century Political Theories. Bodin’s and Hotman’s Ideas of Monarchy
Julia Heinemann

Chapter 8. Commonwealths of Affection: Kinship, Marriage, and Polity in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America
Susan McKinnon

Chapter 9. Towards a Political Economy of the Maternal Body. Claiming Maternal Filiation in Nineteenth-Century French Feminism
Caroline Arni

Part III: Deployments
Outline and summaries

Chapter 10. Inventing the Extended Family in Colonial Dahomey/Benin
Erdmute Alber

Chapter 11. “As If Begotten and Born of Feeborn Parents” – Indicators and Considerations on Parentalization of Emancipated Slaves in the Post-Roman Occident
Ludolf Kuchenbuch

Chapter 12. From Natural Difference to Equal Value: The Case of Egg Donation in Norway
Merit Melhuus

Chapter 13. Family and Kinship in Early Modern Contractarian State Theories
Jon Mathieu

Chapter 14. Translating the Family
Claudia Derichs


The Politics of Making Kinship

Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

Edited by Erdmute Alber, David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher, and Tatjana Thelen

448 pages, 6 figures, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-800-3 Hb Published (December 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-785-3 eBook