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Relatives and Relations

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA02H3
Professor
Maggie Cummings
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Four: Relatives and Relationships February8, 2011 Kinship Relations of decent or marriage Links modes of production, modes of reproduction, and ideology Determines social organization o Marriage o Jobs o Status in society Study of kinship looks at who is related to who and how they are related Blood relations vs. situational relations o Emphasis on blood relationships in Western society o Not universally the case Kinship Systems and Symbols Combination of relationships and the behaviour patterns associated with them Every kinship diagram has an ego o Starting point on the diagram o Often a square, but can be gendered o Namesdefinitions are given names based on their relationship to the ego Etic vs. Emic
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