Lecture 10 2/11/2013 10:29:00 AM
A region with one relatively homogeneous human activity or
complex of activities (cultures).
The environment of where you live influences where you live.
Kinship studies in Anthropology:
Takes in to account
o Descent and marriage relationships.
The principle based on culturally recognized parent=child
connections that define what social categories to which people
In western cultures:
We tend to recognize decent by consanguinity, i.e., by blood
relationships: mother, father, grandparents, grandchildren.
We can also recognize as decent a relationship based on nurturance
In Other Cultures such as Amazonia and Melanesia:
Descent is not recognized in biological terms.
A person is considered the father or the mother of a child when
they act as such.
In the western world:
o A father or a mother can disappear most of the life of the
child and claim the right of parenthood based on biology.
In other cultures:
o This would be unthinkable. The parents are the ones who take
care of the child in an everyday b