Kinship Case Study

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2. One of the ways kinship is acquired is by affinal kinship, which is established through marriage or alliance, not through biology or common descent. For example, a stepchild is gained by when you marry an individual that already has children. People who are regarded as being a part of a family even though they are not related by blood, or even marriage is called fictive kinship. For example a friend you have known for a long time, when introduced he/she is called brother or sister or even cousin. Another example is lineal kinship. This type of kinship is a person related by direct line of descent. For example, a father’s father, or a son’s son. All of these examples of kinship are present in the United States. The benefits of kinship outside…show more content…
In my home I have a friend who I call brother not because we were born of the same mother but because I have known him since pre-k. I am also called son by hi mother because of that relation between her son and I. In the United States another way of acquiring kinship is by adoption, Adoption is to take a child of other parents legally as your own child. 3. In a church I used to attend, a potlatch was organized after evening church service. It allowed the many diverse cultures that were present in the church to bring foods that they consider a well-known dish from their country. It allowed us to eat foods from Africa, Puerto rico, Haiti, panama, and many more. Examples of gift giving happens in my society during Christmas and your birthday. During Christmas friends and family come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus by giving gifts to…show more content…
Income is the amount of money someone receives on a regular basis and wealth is the length of time that person could maintain their current lifestyle without receiving compensation for performing additional work. Yes, it is possible to have high in come and little wealth. When you attend an expensive private university, student loan debt tends to be very high to earn the degree you want. After obtaining the degree, you get the job you want with the high income per year. But after the expenses of mortgage of the expensive house, car payments, car payments, student loans, luxury clothing, and expensive travels, the total equals up to the yearly salary. Now you are living paycheck to pay check and not wealthy. Reasons why income and wealth disparities exist in the United States is because of the upsurge in labor incomes earned by senior company executives and successful entrepreneurs, immigration of less educated workers, and policy politics, and race issues. The United States income and wealth gap is widening because of falling incomes, lower savings rates and different asset holdings. Income and wealth affects social mobility. Why? Because children of and low income are born with the same abilities but different opportunities, which increase the gap between the investments high income families make compared to low income families. College graduation rates have not moved. Also increasing college prices have also discouraged low-income students from attending higher
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