This imperative has to be fulfilled at all costs and the story is dialectic of tragic loss and the triumph of loyalty to kinship bonds over exogamic
Although chronic repeated exposure to exogamic
material may result in a steady-state level of PAH metabolites and thus improved accuracy in estimating exposure using urinary metabolites, the temporal variability in metabolites from environmental exposure might have led to a bias during our study.
In most cases these were the same size or barely larger than the largest lineages and had very little function beyond providing an alliance structure and performing the role as the exogamic
unit where lineages were particularly small (Gell 1975: 37-40; Juillerat 1996: 291.
In a traditional context, villages were organized in close kin house clusters I call local lineages, which were further linked to multi-local exogamic
clans holding the key to marriage and social reproduction.
The progressive and atavistic possibilities of human development are here embodied as the two exogamic
female objects of Ab's affections: the slender, graceful Lightfoot and the heavyset Moonface, a 'female Esau'.
Anticipating Frances Harper's future work, for example, Collins's depiction of Claire's denial of Sayvord's exogamic
offer would provide the heroine an opportunity to affirm her racial identification.