Kinship Systems of the San Tribes

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Kinship Systems 1 Kinship Systems of the San Tribes Christopher Lockhart Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Instructor: Arunima Kashyap July 4, 2011
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Kinship Systems 2 Kinship Systems of the San Tribes The kinship system of the San people is not too convoluted compared to the western civilization. Once you glance at the technique the family unit organization is compiled you can perceive that it helps fortify the ties connecting themselves and adjacent tribes. The whole thing that they do is to help with continuing the existence of the family. Most foraging civilization consists of a nuclear family background. Viewing at how a family tree is laid out you must give awareness to ones descent. Descent is the course of kinship all the way through the parent-child associations and the fusion of the people into groups. “There is two outline for categorize descent: unilineal and bilateral. When coming across at unilineal descent the associations are tracked through the mother and the father. The descent through the bilateral association is just as essential because many of the foraging bands contain bilateral descent. A San tribe affiliate can find a next of kin in each tribe that he/she visits. This
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