Family Structure And Structure: Family Structure And Value

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Family Structure and Value
Kinship is used to describe the relationship that exists between entities or individuals through blood, marriage, or other medical and socio-cultural arrangements. With the realm of anthropology, the kinship system can serve as our network of relatives and their connections within social groups, culture, and society. Kinship is important because it teaches people about the most basic part of culture: the family. My kinship chart demonstrates a system of bilinear descent; every individual is a member of both parents’ lineages. Traditionally, the paternal line of descent was also emphasized in the traditional kinship system. Individuals were identified by their connections through the father’s male bloodline and they
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The Vietnamese retain much of their own custom and tradition despite the great influence of Chinese culture and Western doctrine.
According to Schneider, biogenetics and law or marriage determines. Blood relationships are more valued than marriage relationships because it is considered a product of nature that deems to be more permanent. In contrast to Schneider’s argument, in my culture, both blood and marriage relationships are equally valued. Of course, we behave and take care of our blood relatives differently than our relatives in law but the difference is very little and there is a stronger sense of equality over inequality. On a visual note, my kinship chart is similar to the American version, however the dominant family structure in Vietnam is the extended family rather than the average nuclear family in the United States. The extended family often
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My paternal family lives a very colonial ancient lifestyle, valuing family property and marriage. Family land acted as a focus for feelings of kin loyalty, solidarity, and continuity and marriage considered as the welfare of the lineage. Farming and taking care family is basically all they ever need in their life. All people are valued and maintained genealogical lineage thru labor and marriage, as their most valued possessions. In contrast, my maternal family lives a richer life in the U.S that compose a different determination about the value of life. Modern life has created power distance between parents and children further. Parents do not interfere much in the lives of children, but have them have their own decision and living
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