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Flashcards - GACE Behavioral Science: Family & Kinship

Flashcards - GACE Behavioral Science: Family & Kinship
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matrilineal
Matrilineality is the tracing of descent through the female line
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avunculocal
The avunculate, sometimes called avunculism or avuncularism, is a feature of some societies whereby men have a special role in relation to their sisters' children
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nuclear family household
A nuclear family or elementary family is a family group consisting of a pair of adults and their children
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bilateral descent
Bilateral descent is a system of family lineage in which the relatives on the mother's side and father's side are equally important for emotional ties or for transfer of property or wealth
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family
In the context of human society, a family is a group of people affiliated either by consanguinity , affinity , or co-residence or some combination of these
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family
In the context of human society, a family is a group of people affiliated either by consanguinity , affinity , or co-residence or some combination of these
bilateral descent
Bilateral descent is a system of family lineage in which the relatives on the mother's side and father's side are equally important for emotional ties or for transfer of property or wealth
nuclear family household
A nuclear family or elementary family is a family group consisting of a pair of adults and their children
avunculocal
The avunculate, sometimes called avunculism or avuncularism, is a feature of some societies whereby men have a special role in relation to their sisters' children
matrilineal
Matrilineality is the tracing of descent through the female line
matrilocal residence
In social anthropology, matrilocal residence or matrilocality is the societal system in which a married couple resides with or near the wife's parents
neolocal residence
Neolocal residence is a type of post-marital residence when a newly married couple resides separately from both the husband's natal household and the wife's natal household
clan
A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent
totem
A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe
social mobility
Social mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society
social stratification
Social stratification is a society's categorization of people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power

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