Families, Kinship, and Marriage Why are cultural anthropologists interested in the study of kinship, marriage, and family? What are the different ways that cultural anthropologists have categorized the following (include examples)? -relatives -households -families What examples does Kottak provide to illustrate the diverse ways that humans organize kin groups and households? What is the difference between and lineage and a clan? Can they co-exist among groups? What descent groups are discussed in the films Asante Market Women and Small Happiness? What were relationships like between parents and children in these films? According to Edmund Leach (1955), marriages CAN (but do not always) accomplish what? Describe different types of post-marital residence patterns. Which residence patterns were mentioned in the films? Which residence pattern is most common in the United States? What are two types of exchanges in marriage? What does Kottak say about these different marriage exchanges? What are plural marriages? What are two types of polygamy? Which one is more widespread? What types of marriage were illustrated in the films Asante Market Women and Small Happiness? How did these different arrangements impact men and women? What is endogamy and exogamy? What are some examples from your readings? (Note: Groups can be lineages, clans, religious groups, racial/ethnic groups, social classes, castes, etc.) Think about the various ways kinship, marriage, and economics are interconnected among the Asante and the rural Chinese.
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