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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
510 words

The network of social relationships that structure human reproduction, composed of the roles, rules, and forms of behavior that define

Kinship

Kinship   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

A system of kinship is a universal feature in human societies, but because the European kinship system is for us

Kinship

Kinship   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
1,263 words

Kinship is the most basic principle of organizing individuals into social groups, roles, and categories. At the basis of kinship

Kinship and Descent in Africa

Kinship and Descent in Africa   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

With its roots in reproduction, kinship is a human universal. Such relationships are viewed through a social lens, however, and

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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589 words
T. M. Charles‐Edwards, Early Irish and Welsh Kinship (1993), examines the subject in depth for the earliest periods. The value of kinship bonds in early modern England has been the subject ... More
kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in ‘Celtic’ society

kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in ‘Celtic’ society   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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541 words

The role and position of the kin was of vital importance in the social structure of Celtic-speaking areas. As a

kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in medieval Ireland and Wales

kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in medieval Ireland and Wales   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
545 words

In both medieval Ireland and Wales kinship varied according to the context: for the inheritance of land and office it

kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in Scandinavia

kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in Scandinavia   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
492 words

Tenth- and 11th-century *runic inscriptions show that then, as later, the Scandinavian kinship system was bilateral, and, thanks to the

kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in western Europe

kinship, family, marriage, divorce: in western Europe   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,676 words

Medieval Europe knew three traditions of kinship reckoning: cognatic (bilateral), agnatic (patrilineal), and matrilineal. Agnatic descent is easily traceable to

Kinship

Kinship   Reference library

Tovah Bender

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
5,331 words
Kinship is a tie of emotion and obligation, beyond friendship, that connects individuals to one another and to a larger entity, such as a family, lineage, or clan. Kinship ties are ... More
Kinship, Degrees of

Kinship, Degrees of   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
562 words

All systems of Kinship are faced with the necessity of employing criteria that allow kin to be distinguished from non-kin

Kinship Structures

Kinship Structures   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,456 words

While they share a common biological factor, human societies have defined kinship very differently; the conceptions and rules that regulate

Family Structures and Kinship

Family Structures and Kinship   Reference library

E. A. Hammel

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
3,754 words
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Essential concepts for social analysis include family structures, kinship systems, and households. Each culture defines kin and kinship in its own way....

Kinship

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Eileen Cahill

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,293 words
Embracing kin, for a woman writer, springs from a deeper impulse. Her writing seeks to define not only her relation to a biological family, but also her place in a literary genealogy. ... ... More

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