Week 9 Notes
Week 9 Notes ANTH 0780
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Date Created: 11/10/15
Monday Stark Media Services is where all of the classes films come from Kinship ❖ Families ➢ ties involved in mating, birth and nurturance ➢ forms of relatedness and alliance ➢ rules about who you can have sex with ■ ‘dormcest’ implies inappropriateness of relations Imagined Communities ❖ people who don’t know each other through face to face interaction ❖ yet feel that they have shared experience or interest ➢ Colbert ‘Nation’ ➢ people in the US who share an interest in ‘founding fathers’ Friendships in High School ❖ jocks and burnouts are members of stylistically opposed friendship groups Jocks and Burnouts ❖ distinguished by: ➢ dress ➢ pronunciation and speech ➢ where they eat ➢ participation in school ➢ what they do after school ➢ social class ➢ attitudes towards smoking Forms of Relatedness ❖ matrilineality:of or based on kinship with the mother or the female line. ❖ patrilineality: of or based on kinship with the father or the male line. ❖ Affinity: connection via marriage ❖ Consanguinity: connection via blood ❖ what counts as incest varies across ➢ e.g. many societies allow marriage to crosscousins (the children of parent’s nonsame sex siblings) Descent ❖ can be unilateral (one parent) or bilateral (both parents) ❖ how do currently common theories of conception influence our understanding or relatedness Marriage ❖ endogamous (within group) ➢ e.g. in India people get married in same caste ❖ exogamous (outside of group) ➢ langue group in the vaupes region of columbia ❖ Sex and Number: ➢ polygamy ➢ polygyny ➢ polyandry ➢ monogamy ➢ same or different sexed person(s) ❖ Economic Organization ➢ bridewealth: transfer of goods from groom’s family to bride’s ➢ dowry: transfer of goods and wealth from bride’s family to groom’s or from natal family to the bride ❖ Made in India ➢ what techniques and technologies are used to produce kinship? ➢ how do different actors think about surrogacy? why are they doing it? ➢ how do medicine, law, money, and national policy shape possible forms of family? ❖ Movie Notes ➢ couple looks to India for a surrogate mother ➢ planet hospital allows for global affordable healthcare including surrogacies ➢ indian mothers use money from surrogacy to help take care of their other kids ➢ the couple went to india to receive the surrogate mother
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