"Kinship" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Kinship

    We’re All Human According to Brian Schwimmer‚ “kinship is constructed from a set of categories‚ groups‚ relationships‚ and behaviors based upon culturally determined beliefs and values concerning human biology and reproduction.” (Schwimmer‚ 1996) This definition resonates with me because it has the influx of the sociobiology and relativist perspective on the subject. Faubion describes kinship as “…illustrative of the constitution of intersubjectivity‚ of organized alterity…” (Faubion‚ 2001) which

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    Kinship Table Of Contents: • Definition • Abstract • Introduction • Objectives • Punjabi Language • Kinship Terminology in Punjabi and Urdu • Table 1:Urdu and Punjabi Kinship Terms • Population • Procedure • Results and Analysis of Data • Table 2:Results of Questionnaire • Discussion • Conclusion • References Definition: Kinship can be define as: 1. relation or connection by blood‚ marriage or adoption 2. relation or connection by nature or character 3. the state of having common

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  • Iroquois Kinship

    Iroquois Kinship Susan Pierson ANT101 Cultural Anthropology Kristin Akerele May 13‚ 2013 Iroquois Kinship This paper is going to introduce the Iroquois kinship. Kinship can best be defined as a system of social relationships‚ or in simpler terms a system of family. Kinship can be seen in our everyday lives within our own circle of family and friends‚ and how we classify them in regards to importance and how we treat them based on our classifications of them. Kinship can best be defined

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  • Matrilineality and Kinship

    Anthro 308/ Case Study #3/ Matrilineality and Kinship To the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea‚ children are amongst the most important part of their lives. A child’s link is the key to creating a relationship linked by marriages between their mothers and fathers’ matrilineages. The strength in these lasting relationships is tied to their own future. The Trobrianders believe in spirit impregnation‚ this is why a matrilineage is so important. The father of the child is a Pater‚ not a genitor because

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  • Kinship Diagram

    therefore they still represent the family and are included in all family activities. Sometimes it is good to have fictive kin members because they can help solve family arguments by seeing the views from a semi-etic perspective. With the six different kinship systems‚ my family closely represents the Eskimo system. My family represents the Eskimo system of living because we are a close working family. In an Eskimo or Inuit system both the father side and the mother side have equal importance. In my family

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  • Aboriginal Kinship

    Aboriginal Kinship Systems ANT 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Aboriginal Kinship Systems Kinship is one of the main principles of a foraging culture’s social organization. The way they interact with each other relies on the relationship they have together. If one member wanted to marry another member of the society‚ they would not behave in the same manner as they would with a blood relative such as a mother or father.

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  • Australia Kinship System

    The Australian Aboriginal kinship system has a large impact on how the culture behaves beginning with their creation stories and then onto how children are raised‚ children entering adulthood‚ and relationships that are taught. These examples of kinships can differ from culture to culture especially in the Australian Aboriginal culture which could bring a culture closer together or it can damage the culture. Kinships can change how a culture behaves through their beliefs. Aboriginal culture is

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  • Chinese Kinship Systems

    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 and dictates that residence in said

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  • Essay On Gebusi Kinship

    When looking at the Gebusi kinship there are some similarities to my own kinship. For example the Gebusi clan membership is passed down through the male line. In my kinship it is also passed through the male line. After one member of my kinship gets married they take the last name of the husband. In the Gebusi kinship not only is the line trace through the males after the females are married they become part of their husbands clan now and are no longer apart of their original clan. A difference that

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  • Iroquois Kinship System

    Iroquois Kinship System Anthony Sifuentes ANT 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Instructor Mario Tovar March 5‚ 2012 The Iroquois is the group I have decided to do my research of kinship systems on. This will come from what I have found in the text of chapters three and four of the text. The Iroquois is a unilineal descent group. This means that descent is traced back through one sex or side of the family. They traced their bloodline through the female side of the family‚ meaning

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