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    1. Describe and discuss some ways in which fictive kinship and suzerain covenants inform our understanding of God's covenants with us. Fictive kinship helps inform our understanding of God’s covenant with us because of its definition. A fictive kinship is when someone who is not related by blood takes a person in as their family even though they are not blood (p 70-71). This is what God did to us. He took us into his family even though we are not blood because of his love for us. A suzerain covenant lets us know about God’s covenant with us because it is the same type of covenant God begins with us (p 80-81). It is between and greater and lesser power and cannot be broken. The greater can make demands such as a father and son relationship. In…

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    constantly evolving cultural phenomenon that has adapted to the shifting political and economic patterns of modern China (Osburg, 2013, p. 24). This section will explore the historicity of guanxi, its related cultural forms—renqing, kinship, and reciprocity—and will chart the dynamism of the affective and instrumental components of guanxi through a comparison of Gifts, Favors, and Banquets and Anxious Wealth. A significant historical continuity evident in guanxi is its concern for renqing (human…

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    Fraternity on the Frontlines: Fictive Kinship and the Great War Noting how “[i]n every combatant country there emerged groups of people whose business it was to help each other recover from [the First World War’s] traumatic consequences,” Jay Winter borrows anthropology’s idea of ‘fictive kin’ to denote close relationships between “particular groups of survivors, whose bond is social and experiential…as opposed to those linked by blood bonds or marriage” (47, 40). Winter argues for a link that…

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    husband) head of a household in order to bestow property to the son of her wife (Smith Oboler, 2000). Regina Smith Oboler (1980) explain that the Nandi adhere to patrilineal society practices were only men are permitted to hold property and the means of production, resulting in women seeking out this arrangement only for the purpose of holding and distributing property. The female husband assumes the figurehead position of the head of the family including the sociocultural accepted gender…

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    items (in some prisons this includes cigarettes) on “store day.” “Store day” was explained in the clip on prison economies viewed in class; it was described as “the highlight of the inmates’ day” and was even compared to Christmas. On “store day,” inmates are able to restock on items through money either earned, or sent from kinship, including family and friends. Because there is an impersonal monetary exchange, “store day” is an example of the cash economy of prisons. Next, both informal and…

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    resources do they have available? Are there support groups in the area that can help with the drug activity or even the crime in their neighborhoods? In using generalist practice, looking at the neighborhood to see what kind of resources they have, what are the current living conditions and what are the risk factors are all very important in helping those in the community. Another example of generalist practice would the knowledge one would have in family systems and how they function. Within…

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    retreat I remember once when I had a bad period experience. I had went to New York City as a field trip for school and recently just started getting my period and I was going pretty heavy. I had messed up my pants on one of the outings and was really embarrassed and ended up retreating. I had a friend that told me about messing up my pants and gave me jacket to hide it, she proceeded to curse some guys that were making fun of me. My female chaperon called my mom that night and told her about the…

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    of the collective life. In this society societal relations unfold according to a preexisting schema; which is a model behavior that is ideal norm. This chaptered represented this group as actors. And the ones who did not follow the usual behavior or mode and did things that had not ever been heard of or didn’t follow the rules of these “actors” in the country were identified as following an interpersonal norm rather than a societal relationship. In conclusion to this chapter, the political…

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    Jon’s Hands Sometimes, one will never know someone’s story, but if their hands could talk, they would tell everywhere they have been and everything they have seen. Over the years, I have been able to see Jon’s hands all over the countryside. Jon’s hands are one of the most worked, nurturing, strong hands I’ve ever had the pleasure of shaking because Jon has the All-American cowboy hands. As I stand there at the roper’s box, waiting for the header to ride in, I lean back to tell Jon a joke.…

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    According to Merriam-Webster, family can be defined as “the basic unit in society consisting of two parents rearing children”(Family). But in reality, family often transcends that definition. Families are people who have strong emotional connections with each other. To Live is a story about a man who experiences many misfortunes. Throughout the story, Fugui realizes how important his family is to him, and once they are all gone he has no choice but to live on without them. Hua uses varying tone…

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