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INTRODUCTION Relative Values: Reconfiguring Kinship Studies Sarah Franklin and Susan McKinnon, PART I Substantial-Codings: From Blood to Hypertext 1 Substantivism, Antisubstantivism, and Anti-antisubstantivism Janet Carsten, 29 2 The Ethnography of Creation: Lewis Henry Morgan and the American Beaver Gillian Feeley-Harnik, 54 3 Making Kinship, with an Old Reproductive Technology Mary Bouquet, 85 4 Kinship in Hypertext: Transubstantiating Fatherhood and Information Flow in Artificial Life Stefan Helmreich, 116 PART II Kinship Negotiations: What's Biology Not/Got to Do with It 5 Kinship, Controversy, and the Sharing of Substance: The Race/ Class Politics of Blood Transfusion Kath Weston, 147 6 Strategic Naturalizing: Kinship in an Infertility Clinic Charis Thompson, 175 7 Self-Conscious Kinship: Some Contested Values in Norwegian Transnational Adoption Signe Howell, 203 8 Practicing Kinship in Rural North China Yunxiang Yan, 224 9 The Shift in Kinship Studies in France: The Case of Grandparenting Martine Segalen, 246 PART III Nature, Culture, and the Properties of Kinship 10 The Economies in Kinship and the Paternity of Culture: Origin Stories in Kinship Theory Susan McKinnon, 277 11 Biologization Revisited: Kinship Theory in the Context of the New Biologies Sarah Franklin, 302 PART IV 'R' Genes Us? The Uses of Gene/alogies 12 Blood/Kinship, Governmentality, and Cultures of Order in Colonial Africa Melbourne Tapper, 329 13 "We're Going to Tell These People Who They Really Are": Science and Relatedness Jonathan Marks, 355 14 Genealogical Dis-Ease: Where Hereditary Abnormality, Biomedical Explanation, and Family Responsibility Meet Rayna Rapp, Deborah Heath, and Karen-Sue Taussig, 384 PART V Ambivalence and Violence at the Heart of Kinship 15 Ambivalence in Kinship since the 1940S Michael G. Peletz, 413 16 Cutting the Ties That Bind: The Sacrifice of Abraham and Patriarchal Kinship Carol Delaney, 445 17 To Forget Their Tongue, Their Name, and Their Whole Relation: Captivity, Extra-Tribal Adoption, and the Indian Child Welfare Act Pauline Turner Strong, 468