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The Resource Kinship, love, and life cycle in contemporary Havana, Cuba : to not die alone, Heidi Härkönen

Kinship, love, and life cycle in contemporary Havana, Cuba : to not die alone, Heidi Härkönen

Label
Kinship, love, and life cycle in contemporary Havana, Cuba : to not die alone
Title
Kinship, love, and life cycle in contemporary Havana, Cuba
Title remainder
to not die alone
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Härkönen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Kinship, Love, and Life Cycle in Contemporary Havana, Cuba focuses on the lives of low-income Havana residents over the life cycle from birth to death. The book documents how kinship and love relations are created, reproduced, and negotiated at different life stages through gendered dialectics of care, important to both individuals' relationships and state politics. In the process, through a variety of practices and meanings ranging from rituals to understandings of sexual desire, gender becomes affirmed as the central social difference characterizing Cuban society. The book argues that Cubans live their lives embedded in social networks of care that are both emotionally and pragmatically central to individual existence. At the same time, the island's contemporary political and economic changes carry gendered consequences to everyday relationships, with the potential to introduce unexpected changes to the life cycle"--
  • "Kinship, Love, and Life Cycle in Contemporary Havana, Cuba is an ethnographic analysis of gender, kinship, and love in contemporary Cuba. The book documents how low-income Havana residents negotiate their social relations through gendered caring practices over the life cycle from birth to death in the midst of post-Soviet Cuba's unpredictable political and economic transformations"--
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Härkönen, Heidi,
Dewey number
302.097291/23
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social interaction
  • Kinship
  • Families
  • Life cycle, Human
  • Havana (Cuba)
Label
Kinship, love, and life cycle in contemporary Havana, Cuba : to not die alone, Heidi Härkönen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction: Bodies, Love, and Life in Urban Havana -- 2. Kinship as an Idiom for Social Relations -- 3. Fertility and Reproduction: Having a Child is Worth the Trouble -- 4. Becoming a Woman: Quince as a Moment of Female Sexuality -- 5. Love, Sexuality, and Adult Gender Relations: Nobody Likes Sleeping Alone -- 6. Old Age, Funerals, and Death: Reciprocating Care -- 7. The State as Family -- Conclusion: Time, Care, and Kinship
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ocn947837457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137580757
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947837457
Label
Kinship, love, and life cycle in contemporary Havana, Cuba : to not die alone, Heidi Härkönen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction: Bodies, Love, and Life in Urban Havana -- 2. Kinship as an Idiom for Social Relations -- 3. Fertility and Reproduction: Having a Child is Worth the Trouble -- 4. Becoming a Woman: Quince as a Moment of Female Sexuality -- 5. Love, Sexuality, and Adult Gender Relations: Nobody Likes Sleeping Alone -- 6. Old Age, Funerals, and Death: Reciprocating Care -- 7. The State as Family -- Conclusion: Time, Care, and Kinship
Control code
ocn947837457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137580757
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947837457

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