This collection of essays suggests new directions in the study of kinship in the Andes, stopping them with shared kinship studies in other parts of the world and placing them within the broader field of gender and reproduction. Participants come from different disciplines: history and ethnohistory, anthropology, linguistics, ethnomusicology and comparative literature. Tests the following topics: current debates about kinship in the Andes; boundaries and limits of kinship in the Andes; categories of kinship and gender marriage alliance and hierarchy; kinship and kinship organization of the state and textual practices Andean (puns, singing and music, iconography, etc.). As contributions to the volume I (on gender in the Andes), reject the fixed categories of previous studies, in favor of a more dynamic and procedural models based on categories and Andean.
The book will appeal to professionals working in the Andean Studies in general, and in matters of kinship and gender in particular.