ANTH oct 22 notes - Friday October 22 Residence Rules...

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Friday October 22  Residence Rules   Matrilocality:  couple moves to the wife’s community.   Patrilocality:  couple moves to the husband’s community.  Both examples are “unilocal,” or moving to one place.   Most groups in the world are traditionally patrilineal and  patrilocal.   This can be indicative of which sex is typically considered  superior in a given culture. Marriage  Hard to define because it means different things to different  people.  It is a socially-recognized union between two or more people,  usually involving shared resources and procreation.  Marriage is highly variable.   In cultures with descent groups, marriage often structures and  defines rights and obligations between two different kin groups. 
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 In industrial societies, there are usually no descent groups, so  marriage is a more personal, individual decision and matter. 
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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