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Anthro 100: Non-Western Societies Week Six September 30, 2008 Crow (bifurcate merging, matrilineal) Unity of lineage group overrides the generational distinctions On the other side of the handout, the groups differentiate between generations Members of that lineage that are on ego’s own generation are called in kinship terms of all other generations Lineage principle takes precedence If ego calls his father’s sister’s son, “dad,” that “dad” calls ego, “son” Calls relatives on one side in terms of a higher generation, and the other in a lower generation We, on the other hand, keep our generations constant Omaha (bifurcate merging, patrilineal) Has its pattern under conditions of patrilineage descent Quite similar to Crow pattern Ego calls mom and mom’s sister by a single term, dad and dad’s brother by a single term Parallel cousins have same term as siblings Bificurate merging: merged with first collateral line, but bifurcated from second collateral line Ego’s mom’s patrilineage o All members of mom’s patrilineage by a single term Ego belongs to his own dad’s patrilineage Just as ego refers to #4 (matrilateral uncle), that uncle will call ego Calls his brother’s children (7 and 8) the same as his own children o They refer to him as father
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2009 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Tell during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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