Fictive kinship

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  • Essay Slavery: Negated Familial Ties

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    Even though slavery is a state of bondage, it has to do with relations between people. Most scholarly discourses that exist surrounding slavery recognize that bondage leads to a loss of identity as it curtails the ties of the slaves to their heritage. Sociologist Orlando Patterson’s definition of Slavery is applicable here, as he delineates slavery as "…a permanent, violent domination of natally alienated and generally dishonored persons." Thus, Slavery banned slaves from all formal, legally enforceable

  • Essay about Anthro Final

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    Final Exam Review Sheet 1. Formal economic theory is based on assumptions such as: a. the value of a particular commodity decreases as it becomes more scarce. b. only occasionally do people maximize their material well-being. c. people, when exchanging goods and services, naturally strive to maximize material well-being and profits. d. families will compete against each other to assert rights of ownership and allocation. e. in societies where there

  • Mbuti Culture

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    and gather food from the forest, and they trade as well for survival. They are referred as hunter-gatherer. They are a small band of kinship groups that are mobile. All foraging communities value their lifestyle. The Mbuti show how their kinships, beliefs and values, and economic organization are the key for their forager culture. In the forager societies kinship is one of the key importance of the lifestyle. Mbuti are called the people of the forest, who believe they are the children of the forest

  • Preconceived Notions of Western-Europe

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    Western-European forms of kinship and societal relations influence anthropological studies of kinship in different cultures (Schneider). Morgan theorized that a sexual relationship between female and male constituted marriage. In addition to this, Morgan considered the biological reproduction of offspring the key determinant in kinship classification as parents of said offspring. This paradigm has influenced the viewpoint of anthropologists’ studying other forms of kinship in different cultures. Rather

  • Geoffrey Chaucer's The Shipman's Tale

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    The structure and characters of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Shipman’s Tale warp the traditional in order to create a thriving network for exchange. Stylistically, this particular tale utilizes common conventions of the fabliau: sex, trickery, and poetic justice. That being said, The Shipman’s Tale is completely void of an overall moral message—a key element in the genre. Instead, there is a focus on the presence of male and female characters who work to fulfill an individual agenda, and on the “[exploration

  • The Musuo Of Chin Matrilineal Kinship

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    The Musuo of China: Matrilineal Kinship The practice of matrilineal kinship is considered a myth by some cultures, but it is indeed very real for the Musuo of China. Matrilineality is the practice of linear descent through the ancestry of females. Many Western civilizations have a misconception of what is considered normal on a global scale, but many practices do, in fact, differ widely between different cultures. To illustrate this, the Musuo’s traditions and values in regards to marriage and family

  • Essay on The Mbuti Culture

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    grouping. A further leader technique of achieving food is plundering. This is when women and men explore the jungle headed in groups gathering every sort of plants: honey, roots, fruits, leaves, wild yams, berries and cola nuts etc. Kinship The system of Kinship in this culture is very important. In the Mbuti culture,

  • Moralism In The Interlopers

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    Saki, in “The Interlopers,” says that because our family plays an important role in who we are, we choose to see only evil in our enemies for the sake of our kin, our blood, until the threat of death opens us to more options. We choose to imitate certain individuals whose beliefs we associate with more than others. More likely than not, the individuals we choose to imitate are our close relatives; they often have a bigger impact on our mentality than someone merely acquainted with us. Because we

  • Review Of ' The Interlopers '

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    Katelyn Lindsay Mr. Titherley World Literature Honors Period Five 25 September 2017 First Draft of Interlopers Blinded by Beliefs Saki, in “The Interlopers,” says that because our family plays an important role in who we are, we choose to see only evil in our enemies for the sake of our kin, our blood, until the threat of death opens us to more options. We choose to imitate certain individuals whose beliefs we associate with more than others. More likely than not, the individuals we choose

  • Examples Of Loyalty In Hachiko

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    have with animals, we risk damaging both the human and the pet’s well-being when they are forced to separate for various reasons (housing, illness, family disputes). Beyond psychological issues, if we discount or ignore the importance of pets in the kinship network in anthropological studies, we risk missing out on a rich area of human relations, which will enrich the field of cultural

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