Lesson 9 Minangkabau

Lesson 9 Minangkabau - LESSON 9 The Minangkabau Reading...

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LESSON 9 The Minangkabau Reading Assignment: Culture Sketches, Chapter 8: “The Minangkabau: Matriliny and Merantau.” Learning Objectives: After completing this lesson, you should gain an understanding of the following: The lifestyle and subsistence strategies of the Minangkabau The importance of the concept of adat The way adat and Islam are blended in Minangkabau culture The tradition of Merantau, both historically and in the contemporary world Matrilineal kinship Key Terms: (note: you don’t have to memorize the native language terms, except for the three below in blue) matrilineal clans matriliny adat merantau nagari matrilineage patrilineage clan matrilocal patrilocal neolocal ambilocal Lecture Notes: In this chapter and the next one (The Kaluli), certain anthropological terms of kinship are introduced. In the stereotypical “American” system many families think of their kin, or relatives, as being equally connected on both mother’s and father’s sides of the family. Also, in the stereotypical “American” system in the English language, the term “cousin” refers equally to male and female children of one’s aunts and uncles on either side of the family. Aunts and uncles are called
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