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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHRO 4300
Professor
Shenk
Semester
Fall

Description
Comparative Social Org 02/26/2014 Primogeniture Practice in stratified societies with limited resources in land  Sons: extremely common rule throughout traditional Europe, for both the nobility and the peasantry  Daughters: eldest child inheritance among peasants in some parts of Japan; associated with fishing Ultimogeniture Practiced in places where it was easier for older children to emigrate or find their own land  Sons: inheritance of farms in various parts of Europe (some parts of Ireland, the Krummhorn, Germany) Daughters: inheritance of land among matrilineal Khasi of SE Asia and other nearby groups  Timing of Transmission At birth (or soon thereafter) Names, class, or caste rank At marriage  Different forms of marriage payments (usually on out­marriage of a daughter) Animals, movables, jewelry Transfer of part or all inheritance to children married neolocally (sons or daughters)  Land animals  At death (or sometimes disability/requirement)  Transfer of remainder of assets to residual heirs (lateral or lineal)  Transfers of office  Exchange of Goods in Marriage  Several kinds of exchanges made in connection with marriage are: Bride service  The husband must work for a specified period of time for his wife’s family in exchange for his marital rights  Occurs mainly in foraging societies, where accumulating material goods for an exchange at marriage is  problematic  Among the Ju/’hoansi a man may work for his wife’s family for as long as 15 years or until the birth of the  third child  Bridewealth (brideprice) 
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