Kinship and Descent

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Kinship and Descent I. Kinship a. Organizing human relationships of interdependence b. Basic human social organization c. How individuals relate to others d. Kinship Calculation i. Classification systems based on how different cultures perceive their social worlds ii. Profived information on: 1. Social organization 2. Political organization 3. Economic organization e. Four ways of classifying kinship: i. Lineal terminology 1. Parental generation has four terms (mother, father, uncle, aunt) 2. Distinguishes relatives in a direct line (lineal) from all other relatives a. Collateral – relative off to one side b. Affinal – relative by marriage 3. Eskimo pattern a. Lineal i. Nuclear family is distinguished from collateral relatives ii. All other kin relations are ‘cousins’, affinals are not relations ii. II. Families
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a. The beginning of kinship starts with: i. Family 1. Two or more people related by blood, marriage, or adoption b. Family functions i. Nurturing children
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