anthropology notes 10.11.2007

anthropology notes 10.11.2007 - 10.11.2007 Kinshipwhat is...

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10.11.2007 - Kinship—what is it? o Sense of being related to another person(s) with defined expectations and obligations o Defined by cultural rules (sometimes laws) o Often taken for granted as being “natural” rather than cultural - Cultural anthropology developed the formal study of kinship systems o Categories, typologies for classifying cross-cultural variations o Kinship diagrams as descriptive and analytical tool Symbols used in making kinship diagram Female (circle) Male (triangle) Deceased female (circle with a line through it) Deceased male (triangle with a line through it) Female “ego” of the diagram (filled in circle) Male “ego” of the diagram (filled in triangle) o 3 ways to form kinship relationships Descent: being born into a kinship group—two major types Unilineal- 60% of the world’s cultures (China, Northern India, Middle East) o Most associated with the middle 3 modes of production (pastoralism, horticulture, agriculture) o 2 main types Patrilineal (father’s line)
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This note was uploaded on 08/20/2010 for the course NA 001/003 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '10 term at GWU.

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