Test feb 15th- short answer/identify section, one essay question, info sheet next week. New ethnography book for next week will definitely be on the test as well as the one. Its hard to convince americans that blood as a fluid has nothing in it that causes ties to be deep on sex workers and strong. He tried to understand how people tend to use different kinship terms for others. The cultural construction of kinship in north america. We recognize kin relations- by blood or through marriage. Normative beliefs about people related by blood. 3) the degree to which natural substance is shared can be measured. Interviews many people felt that in respect to people whom they are blood related they said they had a bond that could never be severed. When you use terms like uncle or great grandfather it allows for people to know the biological connection and how far that distance is from you.