At school, for my cultural anthropology class I have to do a kinship study of someone... basically so a genealogical survey of them. it's recommended that it's someone from a different culture than I who has a reasonably large number of relatives.<br><br>Since most of the people I go to school with are from a similar culture as me (coming from middle class suburbian families with ancestors from western Europe), I thought I'd ask if there are any volunteers here on the forums. It basically involves interviews and would be confidential. Thoughts?<br><br>-Matt<br><br>
Here's the actual assignment for those of you interested:<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Interview someone and make as complete a genealogical chart for him or her as possible. A chart must be included in your final write up. If possible work with an informant from another culture who has a reasonable large number of relatives. Assign appropriate terms to each individual – the full name, the term of reference, such as “cousin,” the term he or she uses when speaking about the person to a third party, the term he or she uses when addressing the person in question, such as “Mom,” “Slim,” or “Uncle Joe.” Ask your informant whether lumping people under a single term like “cousin” even if they are of different sexes makes them socially or behaviorally distinguished. Discuss how relatives have been recruited by marriage, adoption, and so on. Does he or she have fictive kin? If so, what are the nature of their ties to another one?<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>-Matt<br><br>
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