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Cultural Anthropology
Pace, R
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mish Mungai on Friday October 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 2010 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Pace, R in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Cultural Anthropology in Biocultural Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Date Created: 10/14/16
MARRIAGE KINSHIP Marriage; guidelines for sex                  Child care responsibility                  Regulates division of labor                  Establishes alliances Monogamy (serial): one mate at a time; 20% preferred Polygamy: Polygyny; 1 male multiple females; 75% preferred; sexual freedoms for women;  higher economic value for women.                   Polyandry: 1 female multiple males; 1% preferred; female infanticide; low economic  status for women. Mate selection: group interest; family decides; usually for an alliance Incest taboo: sex/reproduction with relatives; varies  Parent/child  Siblings  Cousins  Distant cousins Reasons; genetic defects?                Sibling avoidance                Family disruption                Marry our or die out/ alliance Exogamy; marry outside Endogamy; marry inside Cross cousin marriage; mother’s brother’s children or father’s sister’s children surrogate; replaces wife Levirate; replaces husband Post marital residency rules;  Patrilocal; husband’s family  Matrilocal; wife’s family  Ambilocal; either  Neolocal; independent  Avunculocal; husband’s mother’s brother Marriage exchanges; bride wealth/ bride service                                     Dowry Family; residential kin group composed of a woman, her dependent children, and at least one  adult male joined through marriage or blood relationship Types of family; nuclear                            Extended                            Consanguineal family; blood ties                             Polygamous family; plural marriages Advantages of extended family; pool labor and resources                                                      Socioemotional gratification Nuclear family advantages; mobility                                              Privacy                                              Accumulation of wealth Kingship; way of defining and organizing relatives  Blood ties  Marriage  Descent  Fiction Descent; through one line or both Unilineal descent; one line, female or male Patrilineal; male only Matrilineal; female only Form lineage; patrilineal and matrilineal Clan; descended from historical or mythical ancestor Bilateral descent; both male and female; forms kindred


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