Sojourn, 24 (2), 2009

 Due to its juxtaposition of kinship terminology with everyday practices of kinship and relatedness, this volume is an ethnographically rich and timely addition to “new kinship studies”. … The book offers an excellent overview of different Southeast Asian societies and the way they use food to construct and manipulate social relations.

 Due to its juxtaposition of kinship terminology with everyday practices of kinship and relatedness, this volume is an ethnographically rich and timely addition to “new kinship studies”. … The book offers an excellent overview of different Southeast Asian societies and the way they use food to construct and manipulate social relations. The volume provides detailed juxtaposition of the role of food in everyday life and its significance in rituals. Together the contributions in this volume effectively blend the theoretical concepts of the Comparative Austronesian Project with the work from the “new kinship studies”, furthering understanding on the link between food and kinship in Southeast Asia.

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