While the scene is to show that Lin is merely having an infatuation, that she is flighty and superficial, it can also symbolically represent how the repetition of a patronym (Zhang's name) can lead one into an illusion that patrilineality
Gunsberg invokes Irigaray and Sedgwick (albeit fleetingly) in her discussion of female bodies as the principal object of negotiation in strictly-male power relations, crucial to patrilineality
In another paper he was amibivalent about whether patrilineality
was the rule or whether it was the kind of spiritual attachment that allows for multiple cross cutting affiliations that are seen today (Elkin 1932:330-1).
I use the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample, a representative sample of preindustrial societies, to test the strength of patrilineality
and other factors identified as subordinating women in preindustrial societies.
Najemy argues that this obsession with patrilineality
was a development of the political generations after the Ciompi revolt, an obsession that was taking root just as Alberti was writing the dialogues.
After charting the history of this group's status, social organization, and kinship patterns during the colonial and post-Independence periods, he concludes that the Santal-Munda have actually strengthened the basis of their social structure, "including the principle of patrilineality
, the exogamy of clans, the institution of agnation, the legitimation of the secular head by the sacral head in the villages, the prohibition of adoption and the dislike of the 'house bridegroom' marriage, the exclusion of women in bonga [spirit] worship, land rights, etc.
In the stress on self-achievement, patrilineality
counts for almost nothing, and successful affinal relations, only achievable if women are satisfied, for almost everything (Chowning: 1987, p.
Appointment to chiefly title in Tonga was not straightforward; it was based on a complicated formula of patrilineality
, primogeniture, genealogical ancestry of both parents and, most importantly, recognition by other high ranking chiefs.