4-1-09 PASTORALISMx_SOMALI_KINSHIP

4-1-09 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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4-1-09 PASTORALISMx_SOMALI_KINSHIP - marriage Patrilineages...

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