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    Consanguineal Kinship

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    Anthropologists study kinship because it is arguably one of the most basic components of culture. In all societies, kinship is pervasive and given sufficient population levels it is also complex. The study of kinship allows for anthropologists to understand an individual’s identity and actions. Consanguineal kinship is based on relatives who are related through blood. For example, an individual’s brother or child is their consanguineal kin. In “Polyandry: When Brothers Take a Wife,” by Melvyn C.

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    The Study of Kinship

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    The Study of Kinship *Works Cited Missing* When studying kinship, it is needless to say that just one type of society can justify for kinship patterns; rather, to be able to identify and understand the differences of kinship systems, one needs to do a cross-cultural comparison. I’ve decided to compare the system of the Trobriand Islanders of the South Pacific, to the very loose kinship arrangement of the Ju’wasi San of the Kalahari. These two societies have been chosen as they represent different

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    Kinship

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    Kinship is used to describe the relationship that exists between or among entities or individuals that share a common origin in terms of culture, historical ancestry or biological relationship. Kinship refers to the relationships defined by a particular culture among or between individuals who have a common family ties. Kinship is used as a basis to classify people and to form social groups in the different societies. The patterns and rules that govern kinship differ in the various communities all

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    Kinship as a Mechanism for Social Integrating It is often demonstrated in many anthropological studies that kinship acts as an important means for social integrating in a given society. But is it a fair generalization to say that kinship always functions as a mechanism for social integration? Kinship refers to the relationships established through marriage or descent groups that has been proven in some societies to lead to social integrating, or the process of interaction with other

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    Family and Kinship One of the most important and essential things that everyone must have in order to live a great and joyful life is family. One must follow values to be successful in life, and one must also support their family to keep that success advancing toward the future. In David W. McCurdy’s article, “Family and Kinship in Village India,” it discusses the significance of how a successful family is formed by tradition, preparation, and patience. The article describes how kinship has the power

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    Chinese Kinship Systems

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    Chinese Kinship Systems Works Cited Missing It would be impossible to disagree with the statement that “Chinese kinship is based on male predominance”. In fact this statement may even be under-emphasizing the control and absolute power that males wield across all levels of Chinese society. Of course, where their power initially comes from though, is through the family or termed differently the “jia”. It is this extended or ideal family that cultivates the consistent patrilineal form of control/descent

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    When Samantha Rose thinks about kinship, she thinks about the people in her life who are biologically related to her. For her, this is the only essential part in defining who is considered part of her kin and who is not. Additional factors like spending time together and supporting one another emotionally and financially are simply expected from one another and do not play a role in determining who is kin. . However, as Samantha and I worked on constructing her kinship chart, Samantha included a single

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    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

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    Search for Kinship in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man At the heart of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man lies Stephen Dedalus, a sensitive young man concerned with discovering his purpose in life. Convinced that his lack of kinship or community with others is a shortcoming that he must correct, Stephen, who is modeled after Joyce, endeavors to fully realize himself by attempting to create a forced kinship with others. He tries many methods in hopes of achieving

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    Alice Munro's Spelling and Differently:   Kinship, Deception and Challenges The two short stories Spelling and Differently, written by Alice Munro, deal with female relationships.  These relationships paint a vivid picture of the kinship, deception, challenges, and associations that affect friends and family as they journey through life. "Spelling" is about the relationship of two women, Rose and Flo. Although from the outset the relationship between Rose and Flo is not clear, near the end the

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