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Socio-Anthropology Lecture #5
Household
Nuclear family or same other unit?
oDaughters moving in with husbands family
Dayak Longhouse
oMany nuclear families live on one enormous house
Patterns of Post-Marriage Residence
Neolocal (new locality)
Not: patrilocal, matrilocal, uxorilocal, virilocal, avunculocal
Quality of Relationships
Affective relations like love between husband and wife versus love between sister
and brother
Patriarchal relations (blood ties between parents and children; males, females)
Hypergamy in some cases (marrying up; female in low social status marries higher
up)
Normative versus actual
Marriage Rules and Preferences
Incest taboo (marrying cousins; biological becomes social marriage) and exogamy
Monogamy
Hypergamy ideal for some
oPatterns of exchange between families
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Household: nuclear family or same other unit, daughters moving in with husband"s family, dayak longhouse, many nuclear families live on one enormous house. Patterns of post-marriage residence: neolocal (new locality, not: patrilocal, matrilocal, uxorilocal, virilocal, avunculocal. Incest taboo (marrying cousins; biological becomes social marriage) and exogamy: monogamy, hypergamy ideal for some, patterns of exchange between families www. notesolution. com. Forces of change: economy: economic determinism, rise of nuclear family became working family which helped industrialization; woman staying home; father did office labour; now things are shifting (ex. 1832 1917: described animism as the belief that the world is populated by spirits www. notesolution. com, argues animism is faulty reasoning -> ignorance. 1854 1941: author of the golden bough, says there are 2 types of magic: 1) imitative magic (ex. Parts of people still affect them like their nail clippings, hair strands etc. ) Secondary elaboration to explain contradictions between experience and belief: ex.

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