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Lecture 2

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTC09H3
Professor
Sandra Bamford
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 2 Sept1911Kinship is and has been one of anthropologys biggest concernsPersons place in world defined by persons birth place and backgroundAchieved status determined on basis of capability North AmericaAscribed status born into position in the world basis of birth nonAmerican countriesOne has to make sense of kinship before understanding anything else in regards to other foreign countriesStudy of kinship has been around for a century tends to have a lot of legal jargons o How property is transferred from one generation to the next based on kinship o Early students of law turned to theories of evolutionComparative method 2 Important assumptions o 1 Held that similarities in cultural form develop independently in different parts of the world o 2 Because similarities exist institutions can be directly compared to one anotherSocial evolution was a process that developed from being a simple society to being a complex societyTaken as most advanced and best possible from that institutions could takeCertain soci
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