Unformatted text preview: allomothers, so they abandon or kill off their offspring. Daycare : a way of mitigating maternal burdens. There has to be a high ratio of caretakers vs. children. They have to be sensitive to children’s needs. Forms of the family Conjugal family : married family Consanguineal family: blood-related family Subgenres: Nuclear family: (step-) parents & offspring; peaked in 1950’s; now 25% Extended family: several nuclear families all living together Polygamous family: Non-traditional families: female-headed households, single-parent, etc Resident Patterns Patrilocal: moving in with the husband’s family; men dominate Matrilocal : move in with the wife’s family; female dominate. Ambilocal : either wife or husband (resource dependent). Neolocal : Setting up a new household separate from family. Avunculocal : moving in with the husband’s mother’s (eldest) brother. Men do all the work; women own all the stuff....
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- Fall '11
- Anthropology, Allomothers, non-related acting moms