Kinship Between Entities Or Individuals Through Blood, Marriage, Or Other Medical And Socio Cultural Arrangements

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Kinship is used to describe the relationship that exists between entities or individuals through blood, marriage, or other medical and socio-cultural arrangements. In anthropology studies, kinship system can be our network of relative and how we consider our connections/ networks with others in our social group, culture, and society. Kinship is important because it teaches you about the most basic part of the culture: the family. My kinship chart is a system of bilineal descent; every individual is a member of both parents’ lineages. Especially, the paternal line of descent was also empathized in the traditional kinship system. Individuals were identified by their connections through the father’s male bloodline and they inherited the father 's last name. Men assumed their primary obligation for maintaining he ancestor observances. In the same manner, there were also patrilineal decent groups that both men and women inherited property and were equally important in maintaining strong kin relationships; having the same middle name according to gender thru generations, for example.
According to Schneider, kinships are determined by biogenetic and law or marriage. Blood relationships are more valued than marriage relationships because it’s nature and more permanent. Not necessary that I am disagreeing with Schneider but in my culture both blood and marriage relationships are equally valued. Of course, we behave and take care our blood relatives differently than relatives in law…

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