Anth. 101 Notes 13

Anth. 101 Notes 13 - The organization of Social...

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The organization of Social Interaction: Age, Gender and Kinship Kinship Organization through descent and marriage Kinship systems Consist of social institutions, habitus, and doxa Constrain behavior and understandings Structure social identities and relationships Bilateral Kinship Individual affiliated with kin of both sexes through both paternal and maternal links Forms kindreds, not corporate descent groups Kindred- ephemeral ego-centered groups Unilineal Descent Matrilineal descent- descent group membership determined by maternal links Patrilineal descent- " " paternal links Kinship systems and terminologies Criteria for classifying kin Generation Gender Affinity Collaterality (linear: collateral distinction) Bifurcation Relative age Sex of linking relatives Hawai'ian system (generational) Criteria Generation Sex Relatives called by terms depending upon generation and sex Includes maximum number of relative in…. . Eskimo system
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