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affinal

(of a kin relationship) arising from a link by marriage, e.g. father-in-law/son-in-law is an affinal relationship whereas the father-son relationship is a relationship of DESCENT. See also KINSHIP.
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Nor need we assume that consanguinal and affinal ties are purely ascribed ones: indeed, not only marriage but the imputation of culturally valid kinship links of all types may change over time, may be achieved, performative, and so on.
This process is rendered somewhat more complex by the absence of remembered genealogical or affinal connections.
23), thereby also creating a blockage in their brothers' affinal circuity, Ulaqayi is a sort of 'sister' who, precisely by being unable to serve as the affinal conduit serves best the interests of her brothers and other consanguineal relatives.
For countless generations rotating matches with affinal lines occurred as well.
13) One of the reviewers of this article has remarked "I have recently heard a 'Miao' girl from Taijiang County of Guizhou talking to her affinal relatives from Kaili in Guizhou, who call themselves 'Kanao', and although she spoke no Hmong she called herself and her group 'Mong' (in what I heard as a mid, level tone).
In contrast to Western European norms valuing affinal relatedness, Sudarska (1981) elaborated the Africanist thesis in arguing that African families traditionally have been organized around consanguine ties.
Women maintain natal clan affiliation and can draw on affinal kinship networks throughout their lives.
It is almost as if they form a unified affinal structure, at least as far as the wife/daughter-in-law is concerned.
The union of husband and wife and the birth of their children joins two lineages, creating important affinal ties that cannot easily be ignored.
Also, husbands were required to repay bridewealth contributors with standardized portions of pork, and occasionally to present their wife's relatives with a large pig for slaughter to cement the affinal relationship.
Godparentage, for instance, bound individuals together in a spiritual/ritual relationship, but it could also reinforce consanguineal or affinal or even both ties.