kinship system

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(anthropology) the system of social relationships that constitute kinship in a particular culture, including the terminology that is used and the reciprocal obligations that are entailed

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The section on Kariyarra group runs through the kinship system of the Kariyarra, and how Radcliffe-Brown placed 'Kariera' in his typology of Australian systems (Radcliffe-Brown 1931).
Within the Kelabit kinship system, the primary social unit is the lubang ruma' or domestic household.
Social anthropologists began to study other kinship systems with the assumption that these English categories were self-evident.
Most often critics frame this longing through a heteronormative lens that presumes a craving to belong within a kinship system, such as the conventional community of the nuclear family.
Dr Penny Bickle of Cardiff University, who worked on the archaeological evidence for the project, said: "Community diversity seems to have happened very early on in the transition to agriculture and probably occurred through inheritance and kinship systems rather than individuals competing for wealth.
This also provides a strong indication of Patrilocality, a male-centered kinship system where females move to reside in the location of the males when they marry.
The Oromo kinship system has been based on a biological and social descent.
Yet the most important lesson of all may be that getting rid of your kinship system is the surest foundation for modern liberal democracy.
Our first part of the analysis is focused on three aspects of traditional Chinese value orientations as reflected and shaped by the use of vocabulary, sayings, proverbs, and epigrams (aphorisms) derived from Chinese classics and antiquities: (1) ethical idealism, (2) hierarchy in family relationship, and (3) kinship system.
Rather, Rieti argues that social reproduction under the truck system was characterized by customary norms of reciprocity and managed through a complex kinship system.
The Mam, he concludes, have responded to local needs through the development of a new familial kinship system reflecting their Maya background and biblical faith.
The holistic framework provides a learner with a pattern and the order to learn about the Woodland Cree kinship system.
Levi-Strauss, referring to Marcel Mauss' revolutionary work of The Gift, in which the modes of exchange in archaic societies are discussed, puts the dominance of reciprocity in inter-human relationships, (as well as kinship relations) and combines kinship system with incest taboo.
Juliet Mitchell, still primarily of Marxist orientation in the early 1970s, follows Friedrich Engel's (1884) book The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State in describing how the nuclear family replaced the extended kinship system as carrier of the incest taboo.