kinship system


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Noun1.kinship system - (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
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
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The Toba Batak adhere to a patrilineal kinship system, she says, and the question is how they reproduced that system during the 80 years between 1861 and 1942 as they interacted dynamically with German missionaries and Dutch colonial administrators.
Masters of Empire is a native-centered history in which McDonnell explains that the patrilineal doodemags of the region framed a flexible kinship system in which both trade and exogamous marriage practices operated to make it possible for indigenous communities to incorporate outsiders into native kinship systems (11, 93).
Radcliffe-Brown introduced the concept of a 'Kariera' type of kinship system in proposing his highly influential typology of Australian social organization, building on his earlier reports of fieldwork in the Pilbara of northern Western Australia, in which the Kariera (Kariyarra) people were taken to represent a widespread type.
Through her generous and frank storytelling, readers are offered a rare insight into Ngaatjatjarra language and culture, including the kinship system and associated rules and protocols around the right to take, taboo relationships, ceremony, hunting and gathering and labour division, funerary and marriage practices, and tjukurrpa (Dreaming Law).
I mean, to understand the Yolngu kinship system -- the Aboriginal kinship system -- is quite complex," explains Josh patiently, "but everyone is related in some way or another.
Governance was characterized by political favors in exchange for support through the kinship system and external aid.
6) Be that as it may, it is suggested that the Kelabit kinship system is a fundamental factor in regulating social relationships and maintaining the welfare and cohesion of the community.
The kinship system is where a relative of a child who would otherwise need foster care steps in to provide support.
When you talk to people about their kinship system, they give you what we might call their emic categories--the categories that are relevant to their system.
The author also adopts the well-known argument that the Arab kinship system at the time of the Qur'an's revelation is different to the system in contemporary Indonesia.
Most often critics frame this longing through an heteronormative lens that presumes a craving to belong within a kinship system such as a conventional community and/or nuclear family.
This, said the archaeologists is a strong indication of patrilocality - a male-centred kinship system where females move to reside in the location of the males when they marry.