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anthro.1107 - Anthropology 2 Hines 11/07/07 0. Review of...

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Anthropology 2 Hines 11/07/07 1. Review of families and marriage In many places, form building blocks of society, economy, politics, etc. e.g. Samoa, Yanomami, etc. Kin groups: units thru which humans identify and construct their individual and collective social positions Nuclear v. extended families Marriage rules: o Can be transgressed o Exogamy: prescribes that partners come from beyond one’s group ( to violate is called incest – sexual relations with someone considered a close relative) o All cultural groups create such rules (human cultural universal) o But define differently Endogamy: most societies, must marry within a certain group, ideally, US largely endogamous w/ regard to: o Race, social class – de facto rules Homogamy: to marry someone similar to you e.g. Hindu caste – subdivided into exogamous lineages (family descent groups, must marry outside of group, endogamous within caste, out of lineage but within caste) Royal incest – Ynka, rules of exogamy didn’t extend to brothers and sisters in the
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