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Unformatted text preview: Anthro 9 – April 28, 2008 Week 5 I. What is Kinship? 1. Descent, community in birth “blood relations” (consanguinity) Word stems ending in – lineal -- lateral A) Descent Rules – Unilineal – Patrilineal and Matrilineal (less common) Cognatic Bilateral Ambilineal (you can choose) B) Clan Lineages linked to a common ancestor (unilineal) 2) Marriage (Affine) Word stems ending in –gomy, -gamy, -gyny, -andry A. What is a marriage? It accords birthright to the children and it establishes fraternity and unites families together. You always know who the mother is but not necessarily the father. It does not involve co-residence or sexual acts, but typically includes the sharing of resources such as the household economy, food, money. a. Can involve man-to-man or woman-to-woman unions; nothing to do with sex but to gain status for example\ b. Polygamist marriage – certain jobs that only a wife can do; woman of status – to take on a wife to take on your chores for a woman-to-woman marriage usually done by the primary wife – children become their...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ANTHRO 9 taught by Professor Yan during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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