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cross-cousin

In kinship theory, cross-cousin is a term used to describe first cousins whose related parents are of the opposite sex. In other words the mother of one is the sister of the father of the ...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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... cousin In kinship theory, cross cousin is a term used to describe first cousins whose related parents are of the opposite sex. In other words the mother of one is the sister of the father of the other. Societies vary as to whether they forbid or prefer marriages between cross cousins. The term was introduced by Edward Tylor , but used extensively by Claude Lévi-Strauss to examine the ‘elementary structures of kinship’, by which he meant the rules that govern preferences and proscriptions about marriage between parallel cousins and cross cousin...

cross-cousin marriage

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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...cross-cousin marriage A marriage between a man and his mother’s brother’s daughter or his father’s sister’s daughter. The importance of cross-cousin marriage, Claude Lévi-Strauss ( 1969 ) asserted, is that such marriages create and maintain alliances between clans and lineages from one generation to another, reaffirming an alliance created by an earlier marriage between the same clans ( see alliance theory ). Where such marriages are possible, it can occur in nearly every generation, reinforced by the fact that it maintains rights among clans to...

matrilateral cross-cousin marriage

matrilateral cross-cousin marriage  

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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...cross-cousin marriage The marriage rule in some societies that prescribes the marriage of a man to his mother's brother's daughter, or inversely, a woman to her father's sister's son. Once thought by anthropologists to be a widely followed prescription in some marriage systems, matrilateral cross-cousin marriage is now recognized to be, in most such cases, an ideal that does not reflect the actual choices of most marriage...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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cross cousin

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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cross-cousin

cross-cousin  

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In kinship theory, cross-cousin is a term used to describe first cousins whose related parents are of the opposite sex. In other words the mother of one is the sister of the father of the other. ...
cross cousins

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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... cousins Cousins related through the parents' opposite-sex siblings—that is, through the father's sister or the mother's brother. They are distinguished from parallel cousins (related through same-sex sibling bonds), and play a crucial part in the marriage customs of some societies. Marriage between a man and his mother's brother's daughter is considered the ideal in some cultures. Cross-cousin marriage is central to Claude Lévi-Strauss 's theory of elementary kinship...

matrilateral cross-cousin marriage

matrilateral cross-cousin marriage  

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The marriage rule in some societies that prescribes the marriage of a man to his mother's brother's daughter, or inversely, a woman to her father's sister's son. Once thought by ...
15 Children’s Books

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...magazines made by young people have attracted serious scholarly attention. More ephemeral works—including *scrapbooks like the one assembled by Frederick and Amelia Lock ( *Princeton University Library , Cotsen 20613), the MS describing everyday occupations by the young cousins of the novelist Frances Burney (Pierpont Morgan Library, MS MA 4166), or the frequently elaborately decorated *copy books of apprentices or pupils in writing schools—can be studied as forms of children’s self-expression. Such MS books are also testimony to the ways, aside from...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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7,703 words
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Oxford University Press

...not only acceptable but customary to use parentheses within parentheses <(citing Leonard Baker, John Marshall: A Life in Law 14 (1974))> . The “nesting” parentheses at the end of that citation appear throughout this book in parenthetical cross-references to subparts; for example, toward the end of plurals (g) , a cross-reference reads, “(see ( b )).” In scholarly writing, brackets are sometimes used for adjustments in quoted matter, such as making lowercase a letter that was uppercase in the source of the quotation <“It is not surprising, in Alison Lurie's...

parallel cousin

parallel cousin  

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This is a term used in kinship theory to denote first cousins who have related parents of the same sex; in other words, their mothers are sisters or their fathers are brothers. In some societies ...
componential analysis

componential analysis  

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A technique used to describe the bases and contrasts by which the constituent terms differ in a language and/or culture. Thus, in kinship analysis, son, daughter, and cousin are all in the same ...
Giovanni Gaspare Zuccalli

Giovanni Gaspare Zuccalli  

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(c. 1654–1717).A cousin of Enrico Zuccalli, he designed two centrally planned Baroque Salzburg churches: the Erhardskirche (St Erhard's Church—1685–9), on a Greek-cross plan (derived from Cortona's ...
armoured car

armoured car  

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The first cousin to the tank: an armed and armoured, wheeled military vehicle, with a good road and limited cross-country ability. Its origins stem from 1898, when a Maj Davidson ...
Flavia Domitilla

Flavia Domitilla  

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(d. c.ad 100), Roman lady of the Imperial family. She was banished to the island of Pandateria when her husband, a cousin of Domitian, was put to death in 95. Both are said to have suffered as ...
St Amphilochius

St Amphilochius  

(c.340–95), Bp. of Iconium from 373. A cousin of Gregory Nazianzus, he was president of the Council of Side (390) which excommunicated the Messalians. His Iambics for Seleucus contains a list of ...
Otto Dibelius

Otto Dibelius  

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(1880–1967), Lutheran Bp. of Berlin. The cousin of M. Dibelius, he became General Superintendent of the Kurmark in 1925. He took part in various early conferences of the Ecumenical Movement. In 1933 ...
joking relationship

joking relationship  

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Clearly defined relationships of reciprocal, ritual, mildly abusive behaviour, between persons who are not only permitted but expected to behave in ways that would be offensive or insulting to ...
alliance theory

alliance theory  

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Generally associated with the structuralist anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, the theory argues that in kinship systems, inheritance and the continuation of the vertical line (descent) are less ...
Elizabeth

Elizabeth  

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Female forename, name of two saints.St Elizabeth in the Bible, the wife of Zacharias and mother of John the Baptist; she is said to have been the cousin of the Virgin Mary (see the Visitation). Her ...

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