4-2 Kinship and subjectivity

4-2 Kinship and subjectivity - Social organization(review...

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1 Kinship (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 categories defined? What are the rules for 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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