descent group

descent group

a group in which all members have a common ancestor. See DESCENT, LINEAGE, PATRILINEAL DESCENT, MATRILINEAL DESCENT, BILATERAL DESCENT, NON-UNILINEAL DESCENT, COGNATIC, CONSANGUINITY.
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Landed groups of this kind generally have characteristics that are rooted in, if hardly identical to, past practice --for example, descent group exogamy, expansive recognition of collateral relatives, distinctive classificatory use of kin terms, and gendered authority exercised by respected family elders (Sutton 2003:226-227).
The descent group remained united, but Musa had to branch off and establish his own compound on a small parcel of land obtained from the village chief.
She focuses on the descent group and its function and transformation across time and space from early Silla to the late 19th century, with an emphasis on the Confucian-inspired lineage system during the Choson era.
In no descent group, none of the patient had intraoperative hemorrhage.
This is ensured, in part, by a social system whereby sons inherit and daughters marry out of the descent group.
The 'mature' Scheffler's principal point, drawing on Fortes, is that in order to know whether a group is a unilineal descent group, and not merely something that happens to resemble such a group, we must be absolutely clear about whether patrifiliation (or matrifiliation) is the necessary and sufficient condition for inclusion.
By emphasizing the belief that conversion to Christianity brought about a transformation from one's previous descent group to another, better one, Christian universalizing arguments, she maintains, included an expectation of "compulsory mutability"--suggesting that those who did not convert were "only potentially human/Christian or less than fully human" (p.
Among sample topics are canopic urns of the sixth and seventh centuries BC, the Tolfa hills settlement Monte Rovello, the Spitu descent group of Tarquinia, and warfare.
Another Nam Long settler, Ching Duck Pui, the progenitor of the Ako descent group of Kauai, reached Hawai'i in 1846, along with Ching Alana.
To him, lineage, namely a descent group having a common ancestor, was a defining factor.
He helped move social theory from descent group to alliance theory.
He observed seasonal and ancestral rituals, interviewed local residents, and collected written documentation from local gazetteers, several hundred genealogies, household division records, land deeds, and stone inscriptions, all of which he has put to good use in this book, which is simultaneously a local history and an analysis of Chinese lineages, defined as "a self-professed patrilineal descent group (4).