Unit 4: Kinship and Social Organization


  • Social organization - study of norms, roles, and groupings that define identity, regulate social behaviour and interaction and impose a social order.
  • Kinship - Pervasive form of social organization based on descent (parentage) and marriage.
 
Unit topics:
        1. Kinship Fundamentals
        2. Systems of Descent
          1. Unilineal Descent
          2. Cognatic Descent
        3. Kinship Terminology
        4. Marriage Systems
          1. Exogamy
          2. Endogamy
          3. Marriage Exchanges
          4. Polygamy
          5. Dani example
        5. Residence Rules