Blalckboard ch10 kinship and descent

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Chapter 10 Kinship and Descent
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Chapter Outline What are descent groups? What functions do descent groups serve? How do descent groups evolve?
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Kinship Defined refers to the relationships—found in all societies—that are based on blood or marriage. Relationships based on blood and marriage are culturally recognized by all societies.
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Partible Paternity The Bari of Venezuela believe in partible paternity, the idea that a child can have more than one biological father.
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Kin include consanguinea l relatives. Related through blood affinal relatives related through marriage
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Functions of Kinship Systems Vertical function social continuity through a number of successive generations. Horizontal function Marriage ties a society together across a single generation
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Descent Groups Lineage Unilineal descent Patrilineal and Matrilineal descent Kin group membership is through the male or female line.
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Descent is traced through the males from a common male ancestor. A female belongs to their father’s lineage. Authority over the children lies with the
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