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Paper 2 6 March, 2017 Compare the obligations of kin in two societies you have studied. Kinship systems are found in most societies either based on blood or marriage. There are three types of kinships, consanguineal, blood relationships; affinial, relations by marriage; and fictive, relationships not by blood or marriage. Kinship systems are cross-cultural and all adopt certain right and obligations that are considered socially accepted behavior. In all societies, kinship systems impose obligations or responsibilities. Two ethnographies’ that display, there are obligations enforced on all kinship systems are The Dobe Ju/hoansi by Richard B. Lee and The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea by Annette B. Weiner. The Ju/hoansi society resides between Namibia and Botswana in Southern Africa, on the Kalahari Desert. Lee began participant observation in 1963 and extended to a period of over 40 years. The Trobrianders resided in the Trobriand Islands, also known as the Kiriwina Islands; these islands are also, considered as a part of the nation Papua New Guinea. Weiner began participant observation on the Trobrianders in 1971; she lived in the Kwaibwaga village in Trobriand Islands. These two ethnographies describe the Trobrianders and the Ju/hoansi cultures through the eyes of the anthropologists, Lee and Weiner. In most societies Kinship systems enforce obligations like the division of labor. The Ju/hoansi are foragers, or hunters and gatherers. The females gather the berries and other plants while the males are the hunters. This society is mostly egalitarian, where there is no difference in power, wealth, and prestige; they also, don’t allow any haughty behavior. For example, when a
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male hunts a large animal he must be deprecated, for no arrogance builds in their minds. The
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