Kinship_Exercise - ISS 210 Dr. Handrick Kinship Concepts...

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ISS 210 Dr. Handrick Kinship Concepts and Review 1. Kinship charts are described from the perspective of a male designated EGO. On this chart, Ego is “R”. [Squares represent males, circles females.] a. Patrilateral describes kin on the “father’s side.” Matrilateral kin on the “mother’s side.” Is “E” Patrilateral or Matrilateral? b. Bottom lines connect married couples. Who is “A” married to? c. Top lines connect “siblings,” brothers and sisters. Who are Ego’s siblings? d. Vertical lines connect generations. Who are “grandfathers” to Ego? 2. American kinship recognizes bilineal descent, a person is considered a member of both his/her mother’s and his/her father’s family. a. Who is the maternal grandmother of Ego? Who is the paternal grandfather of Ego? b. Who are cousins of Ego? 3. Many societies recognize only one line of descent (unilineal), membership in the family or clan is passed only through the male (patrilineal descent) line 1 or only through the female (matrilineal descent) line. a.
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