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bilateral descent
the tracing of kinship and passing along of inheritance through both women and men.
Descent
the manner in which members of a society trace their kinship across generations.
divorce
the practice of dissolving a marriage
egalitarian family
a family in which both partners share power and authority equally
endogamy
marriage within the group or social category
extended family
family units that include parents, chaildren, and other kin, such as grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
exogamy
marriage outside the group
family
a cooperative arrangement in which people live together with commitment, form an economic unit, and care for any newborns and children.
family of orientation
the family one is born or adopted into and where childhood socialization occurs.
family of procreation
a family one forms, often with another adult, by having or adopting children
homogamy
the practice of marrying people with whom one shares similar characteristics or interests, such as age, education, race or ethnicity, and/or social class.
kinship
a social network of people linked by marriage, adoption, or common ancestry
marriage
a legally recognized and/or socially approved relationship that involves two more people, carries with it certain rights and obligations, and usually involves sexual activity
matriarchal family
a family where authority resides in the eldest female who holds power over other family members.
matrilineal descent
the practice of tracing kinship and passing along inheritance through women
matrilocality
the practice of living with or near the wife's parents
monogamy
a marriage uniting two people in a sexually exclusive relationship.
nuclear family
a family composed of one or two parents and their dependent children
patriarchal family
a family in which authority resides in the eldest male who holds power over other family members.
patrilineal descent
the practice of tracing kinship and passing along inheritance through men
patrilocality
the practice of living with or near the husband's parents.
polyandry
the marriage of one women to two or more men
polygamy
the marriage unites three or more people.
polygyny
the marriage of one man to two or more women.