The ‘Naturalness’ on Euro-American Kinship System
It is important for us to gain an insight in the Euro-American kinship system before looking into the others. I suggest that emphasis on physiological reproduction only appears on Euro-American kinship system because of individuality and the ‘love’ culture. In the following section, I will be focusing on Schneider’s assertion on American families, which symbols how Euro-American kinship is conducted. Americans view family ‘consist of husband, wife, and their children who live together as a natural unit.’ Family states the elements and their relation to each other. Besides, it is a paradigm for how family or kinship relation should be conducted, and to what end because they are members of the family. American family has a strong emphasis on ‘living together’ – the family, to be a family, must live together. Living together can also be used as a euphemism for sexual intercourse.... [continues]
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