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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Chapters address subfields and applications of anthropology; culture, language, and cultural diversity and globalization; theories and methods of cultural anthropology; culture and nature, exchange in economic systems, marriages and families, kinship and descent, gender in comparative perspective, the organization of political life, social inequality and stratification, religion and worldview, and art; and ethnicity and ethnic conflict and world problems and the practice of anthropology.
Here Arndt speaks of kinship and descent as reckoned bilaterally, even if linguistic locutions (tuka can mean belly, stomach or uterus; mogo and yi mean together, common, while cura means sinews) would appear to suggest a preference for the maternal side.
Cross- cultural adaptive patterns are the main topic of chapters discussing subsistence strategies and resource allocation; marriage, family, and residence; kinship and descent; gender and sexuality; political order and social control; belief systems; and cultural expression.