the substance of kinship and the heat of the hearth: feeding, personhood, and relatedness among Malays in Pulau Langkawi

@article{Carsten1995theSO,
  title={the substance of kinship and the heat of the hearth: feeding, personhood, and relatedness among Malays in Pulau Langkawi},
  author={Janet Carsten},
  journal={American Ethnologist},
  year={1995},
  volume={22},
  pages={223-241}
}
  • Janet Carsten
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • American Ethnologist
  • Malays on the island of Langkawi become complete persons, that is, kin, through living and consuming together in houses. Identity and substance are mutable and fluid. These perceptions suggest a processual view of kinship and personhood. They challenge anthropological definitions of kinship, which focus on procreation and which assume a universal division between the “biological” and the “social.” [Malay, kinship, personhood, feeding, social, biological] 

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