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dc.contributor.author Nelms, Taylor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T20:42:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T20:42:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Nelms, Taylor. 2006. "Negotiating Familial Ideals Through Conversational Narrative": Relationships of Exchange in a Quiteño Family. Honor's thesis, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University. en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1525
dc.description Research conducted at Ohio State University in Anthropology en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis utilizes data collected during the summer of 2005 to present a case-study ethnography of one middle-class mestizo family from Quito, Ecuador. It focuses on material and cultural constructions of ideal family roles and relationships fashioned and negotiated through stories told by family members to me and to each other, always in conversation. These conversational constructions, or tropes, discursively define the family and simultaneously structure decision-making. My focus rests on economic decision-making, and I investigate two key tropic constructions: cariño (care), which collapses economic and affective familial logics, and paternalism, in which a father, actual and symbolic, cares for an entire lineage—both his own direct kin and the families of his siblings—through the distribution of cariño. These tropes shape family members’ behavior and their relationships with each other. I end with a discussion of the potential for change, first detailing temporal transformations in tropes of the ideal father and then offering an example of the potential for the narrative contestation and transformation of tropic constructions of the ideal family. Advisors: Jeffrey Cohen and Sabra Webber en_US
dc.relation http://hdl.handle.net/1811/6537 en_US
dc.subject Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Quito en_US
dc.subject conversation en_US
dc.subject family en_US
dc.subject care en_US
dc.subject paternalism en_US
dc.subject economy en_US
dc.subject narrative en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ecuador en_US
dc.title Negotiating familial ideals through conversational narrative: Relationships of exchange in a Quiteño family en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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