Kinship and Gender

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Kinship – The basis of social organization Defines group membership without institutions of the state. Defines moral, political, legal and economic relationships
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Sex vs. Gnder Sex – biology Gender – cultural identity linked to sex.
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Hijras – A Third Gender: Neither man nor woman
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Men who embody an ideal that is both masculine and feminine
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Lesson There are no universal gender roles. Sex does not determine gender. And remember the lesson of cultural relativism.
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Kinship
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Family Trees – The cultural history of marriage, reproduction, and adoption
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Kinship symbols and diagrams
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From ego’s perspective: Cross cousins – o, p, g, h, parallel cousins – i, j, m, n,
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Lineage and descent: An illustration of bilateral descent
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Unformatted text preview: Matrilineage Patrilineal family Kinship systems: The terminology used to refer to parents, brothers, sisters, aunts , uncles, and cousins Eskimo kinship terminology 1 father 2 mother 3 aunt 4 uncle 5 brother 6 sister 7 -- cousin Omaha Kinship terminology Crow kinship terminology Ju/hoansi Kin terms -- The Eskimo system with a slight difference Kwi older sister Tsin younger sister Age distinctions among the Ju/hoansi are very important. Ju/hoansi kinship terms Kun!a grandfather (big old name) Kuma grandson (small young name) Tun grandmother (big old name) Tuma grand daughter (small young name)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course ANTH 0780 taught by Professor Sanabria during the Spring '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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