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A preview of the concept of "kinship" as used by anthropologists. Important terms and concepts covered include genealogy; ego; avuncular; cross-cousin; parallel-cousin. Correction: at 10:33, I accidentally said that in the Trobriand Islands the best marriage partner is the parallel-cousin--I should have said "cross-cousin". For more kinship info, see: http://anthro.palomar.edu/kinship/def... http://www.ausanthrop.net/research/ki... About me: I'm Nick Herriman, author of The Entangled State and Witch-hunt and Conspiracy. In the "25 Concepts in Anthropology" series, I preview what I think are the 25 most important concepts in socio-cultural anthropology. Each concept provides a unique insight into what it is to be human. I am also the 'Audible Anthropologist' on iTunesU.
What is KINSHIP? What does KINSHIP mean? KINSHIP meaning, definition & explanation. In anthropology, kinship is the web of social relationships that form an important part of the lives of most humans in most societies, although its exact meanings even within this discipline are often debated. Anthropologist Robin Fox states that "the study of kinship is the study of what man does with these basic facts of life – mating, gestation, parenthood, socialization, siblingship etc." Human society is unique, he argues, in that we are "working with the same raw material as exists in the animal world, but can conceptualize and categorize it to serve social ends." These social ends include the socialization of children and the formation of basic economic, political and religious groups. Kinship can...
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We understand the challenges that kinship caregivers and relatives undertake when they unexpectedly find themselves becoming the “placement” for children in the Arizona foster care system. We appreciate the sacrifices you make by doing so and AASK is here to support you. Because you cared enough to say ‘yes’ to stepping forward to help the children, we care and are committed to helping you. Learn more: http://www.aask-az.org/help_a_child/foster_care/kinship_foster_care.php