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1Kinship (continued)Social organization (review)Last week: Reciprocity (gift exchange) – or how social practices create social ties.This week: The formation of social categories (kinship, gender).An anthropologist studying a social group asks questions like:How are social categoriesdefined?What are the rulesfor interaction? How do people relate to one another?Power– how is it created and maintained?Kinship terms build on the idea of biological descent, but actual kinship is determined by society.
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