PASTORALISMx_SOMALI_KINSHIP

PASTORALISMx_SOMALI_KINSHIP - marriage – Patrilineages...

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Pastoralism = animal husbandry Requirements environmental knowledge active herd management nomadism Adaptive advantages converts inedible plants into food supports larger population
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Pastoralism 2 Cultural significance Symbiotic relations Social uses Food sources Other uses Herding work Animal complementarity Ecological issues Sources of conflict
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Pastoralism 3 Social organization Flexibility: dispersal, mutual aid autonomous villages overlapping kin networks Kinship: blood and
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Unformatted text preview: marriage – Patrilineages – Principles of fission/fusion – Affects inheritance, authority, nurturing, social obligations, and personal/social identity Somali Kinship • Founding father Samaale, c onnects to Prophet • Six clan-families or “tribes” (30 gen.) • Clans = subunits (20 gen.) • Primary lineages (6-10 gen.) – Exogamous (marry out) • Diya group – 4-8 generations – Pay and receive “blood money” • Matrifocality...
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