07 Kinship - Cultural Anthropology 1/13/08 Kinship and...

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Cultural Anthropology 1/13/08 Kinship 1 Kinship and Descent The Dimensions of Social Complexity Band Tribe Chiefdom State Industrial State Small Scale Intermediate Scale Large Scale Population Complexity The Dimensions of Social Complexity Social Organization Kin Ordered Caste Class Profession The biological relationships of kinship are organized by cultural rules Kinship rules can be used to include non-biologically related people into a fictive kinship relationship Kinship rules can order a large society into manageable, hierarchical units Along with the organization come rules that govern relationships between people- rights and obligations are dictated by how one individual is related to other individuals in their society. Respect Avoidance Joking Food Sharing/ Work Inheritance Marriage Partners Occupation
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Cultural Anthropology 1/13/08 Kinship 2 Kinship Diagrams Family of Orientation Family of Procreation Cognates-Related by Blood Afines-Related by Marriage Matrilineal-Tracing descent through the female line In matrilineal societies, inheritance also often is through the female line =
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Cultural Anthropology 1/13/08 Kinship 3 Matrilocal Residence-The husband
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course LIBART 0510-210-0 taught by Professor Middleton during the Winter '07 term at RIT.

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07 Kinship - Cultural Anthropology 1/13/08 Kinship and...

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