Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 16, no. 2, June 2010

This well-conceived volume brings together a collection of papers that explore the relationship between the production, consumption and exchange of food and the structuring of kinship in Southeast Asia.  Through a focus on food in ananlysis, the contributors yield novel and informative insights into gender heirarchies, the importance of kinship, and the role of women in nurturing ties of r

This well-conceived volume brings together a collection of papers that explore the relationship between the production, consumption and exchange of food and the structuring of kinship in Southeast Asia.  Through a focus on food in ananlysis, the contributors yield novel and informative insights into gender heirarchies, the importance of kinship, and the role of women in nurturing ties of relatedness. 

Overall, the collected papers comprise an original and valuable contribution to the literature on the social construction of kinship in Southeast Asia.

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