Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-112) and index.
Contents:Kinship. Why does kinship matter? ; How the family got started ; Enter the patriarchy -- Marriage. Marriage ; Divorce ; Live-ins -- Kinship groups. Belonging to a family ; Types of family ; Ascents and descents ; Three families at once -- Our three families. Family of orientation ; Family of procreation ; Family of affinity -- Family. Family defined ; Family law ; Children ; Adoption ; Adoption annulments ; Responsibilities to other relatives ; Grandparents' rights ; Grandparents resource test ; Miscellaneous ; Vital statistics -- Names. Surnames of married women ; Surnames of children ; First names ; Name changes -- Wills -- Kinship and your health. Your genetic inheritance ; Al, in vitro, and surrogacy ; Medical charts. Medical charts. Children. Siblings. Self and spouse. Parents. Grandparents. Great-grandparents -- Tracing your family tree. Family history ; Immediate sources ; More distant sources ; Why research? -- Kinship and the future. Families in the future ; Kinship, who needs it? -- Kinship update : same-sex marriage.