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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT102H5
Professor
Jennifer Jackson
Semester
Fall

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Kinship and relatedness Anthropologists and kinship Langkawi island, Malaysia The Californians (Charis Thompson) Conclusion When it comes to relatedness and kinship, what exactly is the role of biology or genes? Blood is not, everywhere, thicker than water The extent to which our own ideas about kinship and relatedness might just be cultural Biology is powerful because we have a powerful ideology of biology It does not exactly make us who we are and who we are related to - the idea that it does is powerful Whatever nature is or biology is, we cant take it for granted Nature is reconfigured through many ways Central preoccupations for anthropologists Social evolutionary theory - idea that societies evolved from more primitive to more civilized form - there was a natural evolution of societies It is completely debunked Kinship grew out of the context Kinship was a marker primitiveness The so called primitive societies were held together by kinship networ
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