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14 new entries added to kinship essay, that include pictures. 1. Kinship is established as a special branch of study in social anthropol-ogy. Any study in social anthropology is incomplete without an elaborate description of kinship. However, whatever anthropological studies and monographs pertaining to various
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    Short Essay On Kinship


    Words: 215    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 6    Sentences: 17    Read Time: 00:46
                  Kinship is established as a special branch of study in social anthropol-ogy. Any study in social anthropology is incomplete without an elaborate description of kinship.
                 
                  However, whatever anthropological studies and monographs pertaining to various tribal groups in India that we have hardly provide any insight into kinship. Interestingly, the eminent social anthropologists who have brought out c

    Why Is Kinship So Important In Social Anthropology? - Essay


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                  (1) It is through kinship that a person earns his livelihood. Tradi-tional occupational knowledge is given through this organization. It is kin who make all efforts for the welfare and of the person.
                 
                  (2) The career of the individual is planned and executed by kinsmen. It is very common to find in India the Marwaris settled in differ-ent parts of country, are running their business through kinsh

    Here Is Your Short Essay On Lineage


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                  Lineage is yet another term which needs to be defined. Its occurrence in kinship terminology is very common. Sometimes lineage is used synonymous with clan. However, they are different terms. Eriksen defines lineage as follows:
                 
                  As a general rule, we may say that a lineage consists of persons who can indicate by stating all the intermediate links, common descent from a shared ancestor or ancestr
    Family Essay 

    There Are Six Possible Ways Of Kin Group Membership - Essay


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                  There are six possible ways of kin group membership:
                 
                  1. Patrilineal:
                 
                  Transmission of membership and/or resources takes place unilineally through the father's lineage.
                 
                  2. Matrilineal:
                 
                  Transmission of membership and/or resources takes place unilineally through the mother's lineage.
                 
                  3. Double:
                 
                  Some resources are transmitted through the father's line-age, others through the mother's

    The Theoretical Developments Of Kinship - Essay


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                  Normally, social anthropology seems to be weak in its theory build-ing. However, there are some areas which are rich in this regard. These areas include culture, evolution and kinship.
                 
                  Recently, the area of social structure has also been theoretically strengthened. Social structure has reached the status of structuralism. The field of kinship has also witnessed radical changes during the last c

    Essay On Morgan's Classificatory Theory


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                  Morgan proposed a much controversial theory of kinship. During his lifetime his theory was rejected. It was after his death and particularly after River's interpretation that his theory came into prominence. The structural theory of kinship which Levi-Strauss developed at a later stage borrows heavily from Morgan.
                 
                  It is because of this that Meyer Fortes calls Morgan the founding father of kinsh

    Short Essay On Elementary Structural Theory


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                  Strauss discusses kinship in its different aspects. He says that in all so-cieties of the world there are four fundamental kin relationships:
                 
                  (1) Brother-sister,
                 
                  (2) Husband-wife,
                 
                  (3) Father-son, and
                 
                  (4) Mother's brother-sister's son.
                 
                  Before we analyze these four fundamental kin relations, let us very boldly say that Strauss does not regard descent as being central to kinship. Inste

    The Extension Of Structural Theory By Rivers And Kroeber- Essay


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                  The structural theory of kinship was initiated by Morgan and others. Rivers reinterpreted Morgan. In USA Kroeber extended the kinship terminology. Both Rivers and Kroeber gave a new direction to the structural theory. For instance, though Rivers was an evolution list, he stressed on social organization.
                 
                  His thesis was based on the British tradition. On the other hand, Kroeber was a culturologis

    Short Essay On Complex Structural Theory


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                  Elementary structure of kinship remains restricted to a small descent group which is found all over the world. It has been the first and pri-mary structure of relationship and, therefore, it is elementary.
                 
                  The structure becomes complex the day the son or daughter is married. Levi-Strauss has defined complex structure of kinship as under:
                 
                  Complex systems add further relationships to the four

    Short Essay On The Interpretation Of Kinship By Anthropologists


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                  Interpretation of kinship by anthropologists has been both biological and social-cultural. Ego's son is son because he is born of the parents.
                 
                  This is biological but when ego does not have any son or daughter and he adopts a boy as his son, the boy is not biologically related to the ego but he is socially and culturally the son of the ego. The society gives legitimacy to the boy as a son.
                 
                  In
    Anthropology Essay 

    The Relation Of Kinship In Business And Politics - Essay


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                  Kinship also has a role in business, bureaucracy and politics. It is said in our country that the bureaucratic bosses and political leaders miss no opportunity to recruit their kinsmen in government and public sector jobs. One who is not related to the powerful persons cannot hope to get employment. In popular terms it is called nepotism.
                 
                  If we look outside our country towards Europe and the US

    The Most Important Categories Of Kinship - Essay


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                  Kinship categories are constructed on the degree of relation. There are some kin who are very close, and there are others who are remote.
                 
                  Closeness or remoteness is recognized on different occasions. For in-stance, on the occasion of marriage, right from close kin to the remote kin are invited. However, the recognition depends on the economic status of a person. The kin who have some functions

    Here Is Your Short Essay On Louis Dumont


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                  Reviewing the contributions made to Indian sociology by various thinkers, Yogendra Singh says that during the 1950s and 1960s, much literature was generated by social anthropologists, economists and his-torians.
                 
                  "On family and kinship systems the contributions of Louis Dumont demonstrated the structural similarity between the interre-gional kinship systems." Dumont picked up some communities fr

    The Matriarchal Kin System In India - Essay


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                  It would be prejudicious to say that India has only patriarchal kin sys-tem. We have enough research which shows that there has been a long prevalence of matriarchal kinship system in the south-west part of In-dia, i.e., Kerala. Besides, there are also some islands in the eastern side of the country where matriarchy is practised.
                 
                  Apart from the Nair and Teeyyar there are some Muslim groups such
    Anthropology Essay 

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