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Melhuus, Marit

Overview
Works: 45 works in 125 publications in 5 languages and 2,129 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: HQ1075.5.L29, 305.3098
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Most widely held works by Marit Melhuus
Problems of conception : issues of law, biotechnology, individuals and kinship by Marit Melhuus( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biotechnology Act in Norway, one of the most restrictive in Europe, forbids egg donation and surrogacy and has rescinded the anonymity clause with respect to donor insemination. Thus, it limits people's choice as to how they can procreate within the boundaries of the nation state. The author pursues this significant datum ethnographically and addresses the issues surrounding contemporary biopolitics in Norway. This involves investigating such fundamental questions as the relation between individual and society, meanings of kinship and relatedness, the moral status of the embryo and the rol
Ethnographic practice in the present( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In its assessment of the current 'state of play' of ethnographic practice in social anthropology, this volume explores the challenges that changing social forms and changing understandings of 'the field' pose to contemporary ethnographic methods. These challenges include the implications of the remarkable impact social anthropology is having on neighboring disciplines such as history, sociology, cultural studies, human geography and linguistics, as well as the potential 'costs' of this success for the discipline. Contributors also discuss how the ethnographic method is influenced by current institutional contexts and historical 'raditions' across a range of settings. Here ethnography is featured less as a methodological 'tool-box' or technique but rather as a subject on which to reflect."--Jacket
Machos, mistresses, madonnas : contesting the power of Latin American gender imagery( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holding worlds together : ethnographies of knowing and belonging( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'argument de la filiation : aux fondements des sociétés européennes et méditerranéennes by Marc Abélès( )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'argument de la filiation est souvent invoqué par les anthropologues à l'appui des débats qui les opposent, au cœur de leur discipline, sur ce qui est donné, commun à l'ensemble des sociétés humaines, et ce qui est construit dans des contextes culturels particuliers. Quoi de plus « naturel », de plus « universel » en effet que cette relation filiative qui répond aux nécessités de la reproduction sexuée de l'espèce, invariant qui relève des mêmes évidences que la distinction des sexes ? Le présent ouvrage, présenté sous la forme d'un recueil de textes, réunit des spécialistes de différentes disciplines - anthropologues, historiens, juristes - qui explorent la manière, relativement convergente, dont la filiation est établie dans des sociétés, anciennes et modernes, situées autour de la Méditerranée. Ces sociétés, polythéistes ou relevant des trois grandes religions monothéistes nées dans cette aire, donnent à voir des agencements qui lient la filiation, et plus largement la parenté, à la constitution de l'ordre social et cosmique. Des pratiques d'alliance de mariage dans la proximité consanguine brouillent le calcul de la filiation, la distinction des lignées paternelle et maternelle, celle de l'ascendance et de la descendance… Les récits d'origine aussi bien que la manière de dire le droit expriment les débats qui s'ouvrent ainsi et sous-tendent la définition des règles de prohibition de l'inceste. Ces débats sont renouvelés dans le contexte contemporain de développement des techniques de procréation assistée. Ils montrent que la définition et le calcul de la filiation n'interviennent pas seulement dans le champ particulier de la parenté, mais déterminent aussi la transmission intergénérationnelle des biens matériels et symboliques, ainsi que les identités et les statuts, éventuellement les titres politiques ; ils relèvent simultanément de la codification du droit
Machos, putas, santas : el poder del imaginario de género en America Latina( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographic Practice in the Present by Marit Melhuus( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its assessment of the current ""state of play"" of ethnographic practice in social anthropology, this volume explores the challenges that changing social forms and changing understandings of ""the field"" pose to contemporary ethnographic methods. These challenges include the implications of the remarkable impact social anthropology is having on neighboring disciplines such as history, sociology, cultural studies, human geography and linguistics, as well as the potential 'costs' of this success for the discipline. Contributors also discuss how the ethnographic method is influenced by cur
Norvège, vues de l'intérieur( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fjern og nær : sosialantropologiske perspektiver på verdens samfunn og kulturer by Signe Howell( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialantropologiske studier af kultur og samfund i Melanesien, Polynesien, Australien, Afrika, Amerika, Asien og Europa
Peasants, surpluses and appropriation : a case study of tobacco growers from Corrientes, Argentina by Marit Melhuus( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Défis contemporains de la parenté by Joan Bestard( )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi la notion de parenté que l'on croyait aussi intangible qu'intemporelle est-elle aujourd'hui soumise aux plus profonds bouleversements? Quels changements ont affecté la parenté ces dernières décennies? Les auteurs, issus d'horizons géographiques et disciplinaires variés, confrontent positions et analyses autour de trois thématiques : les cadres et enjeux juridiques des nouvelles parentés, la parenté à l'âge des biotechnologies et des adoptions internationales, les changements de perception du corps et de la personne. Ce livre nous entraîne au cœur des controverses soulevées par les nouvelles techniques de procréation (familles mono- et homo-parentales, fécondation in vitro, dons de gamètes, etc.). Il témoigne de l'évolution profonde de la parenté, tant au niveau des savoirs et des techniques que des représentations et des valeurs communes. La filiation ne va plus de soi ... La diversité et la profondeur de l'étude, marquée par une approche anthropologique, rendent cet ouvrage incontournable pour la compréhension des nouveaux défis de la parenté, en pleine (r- )évolution
Blod--tykkere enn vann? : betydninger av slektskap i Norge( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hva handler slektskap om, og hva skiller slekt fra familie? Er slektskap i moderne samfunn redusert til kjernefamiliens "private" relasjoner? Hadde slektskap større betydning tidligere, eller er det riktigere å si at slektskapsmessige forhold snarere har økt i intensitet i nyere tid? Når norske menn og kvinner forteller hva slektskap er og betyr for dem, omhandler svarene følelsesmessige, moralske, juridiske og økonomiske forhold, og ofte medisinske. I mange samfunn i rask endring, som det norske, er noen sosiale institusjoner mer stabile enn andre. Det kommer tydelig frem i bokens nyskrevne kapitler om odelsretten, familiebedrifter, besteforeldre, internasjonal adopsjon, nyere reproduksjonsteknologi, lesbisk foreldreskap, organtransplantasjon og kirkegårder. Boken henvender seg først og fremst til studenter og forskere i samfunnsfag, humaniora, rettsvitenskap og helsefag. Litteraturliste og stikkordreg
Morality, meaning and change in a Mexican context by Marit Melhuus( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasants, surpluses and appropriation : an anlysis of the structural intregration of the tobacco growers of Corrientes by Marit Melhuus( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Configuring gender : male and female in Mexican heterosexual and homosexual relations by Marit Melhuus( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of kinship; the study of person; a study of gender? by Signe Howell( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues of relevance : anthropology and the challenges of cross-cultural comparison by Marit Melhuus( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exchange matters : issues of law and the flow of human substances by Marit Melhuus( )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sosialantropologers rolle i bistansarbeid : rapport fra et seminar, Sanner 1982( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in Norwegian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuit of knowledge, pursuit of justice : a marxist dilemma? by Marit Melhuus( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Melhuus, M.

Melhuus, M. (Marit)

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