Unformatted text preview: influence in how we interpret society. Chapter 19 of Conformity and Conflict , titled, “Uterine Families and the Women’s Community,” delves into the topic of how a woman’s patrilineage is temporary and her loyalties depend on her husbands’ bonds and family. Her loyalties are not assumed and are only permanent when she is married and has had children. In China for example, she will never appear “important” in anyone’s genealogy. Neither Man nor Woman, by Serena Nanda, in the second half goes into detail about individual hyras with case studies about them. It’s useful in that we can see the individual circumstances that separate various hyras, how its affected the course of their lives, and see how they are not at all the “same.”...
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- Spring '08
- Cultural Anthropology, Matrilineality