Kinship and Domestic Life (Chapter 6). The BIG Questions. How do cultures create kinship ties through descent, sharing, and marriage? What is a household and what do anthropologists study about household life? How are kinship and households changing?. What is Kinship Cross-Culturally?.
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female “ego” of the diagram
male “ego” of the diagram
is married to
is cohabiting with
is divorced from
is separated from
is descended from
is the sibling of
Adoption and fostering
GodparentsKinship Through Sharing
Most common form of marriage cross-culturally
Polygamy: marriage with multiple spouses
Polygyny: one man and more than one woman
Polyandry: one woman and more than one manForms of Marriage