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Cultural Anthropology Final Study Guide Terms 31-40
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Matrilineality is the tracing of kinship through the female line.
Bilateral descent is a system of family lineage in which the relatives on the mother's side and father's side are equally important for emotional ties or for transfer of property or wealth. It is a family arrangement where descent and inheritance are passed equally through both parents.
lineage & clan
Clans- stipulated (believed) descentLineage- demonstrated descent
Why is the mother's brother important in matrilineal descent systems?
The mother's brother is part of the mother's children's matrilineage and thus often plays an active and influential role in her children's lives.
What is the difference between cross cousins and parallel cousins?
Parallel cousins are included in your lineage and cross cousins are not.
What does kinship look like among Kabre?
Kabre men are submissive to future in laws. Due to the Kabre practicing a patrilineage, parents of a Kabre wife are very careful before allowing their daughter to leave their care.
What idiom of kinship is valued over degree of biological relatedness?
Being included within the patrilineage or matrilineage depending on the type of system.
Why is the mother's brother important in Kabre kinship?
The amount of effort that was expended in raising the mother so she would be fit to be wife leads to her children initially being conceptualized as part of her patrilineage due to lack of fathers investment at that point. Food for baby dictates association with which patrilinege and the fathers investment will lead to the baby getting associated with his patrilineage.
Are Kabre children members of their father's patrilineage or mother's patrilineage?
How does language reflect the idea that in bilateral kinship system, both sides of are thought of ashaving the same 'quality'?
The terms for relatives are used the same way on both sides.
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