patrilineal descent

patrilineal descent

a UNILINEAL DESCENT system, tracing DESCENT through males. A synonym is AGNATIC. The opposite is MATRILINEAL DESCENT.
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Inheritance of country is far from exhausted by patrilineal descent, but the latter is arguably the primary mode of identification with estates throughout the continent--even in the Western Desert, where it is writ small and the ideal target of matching 'descent from father' and 'belonging to country' (Hamilton 1982) is usually too difficult to reach (Sutton 2007; and see Peterson 1986:59).
The volume also appends nine new documents (1975-2008) not found in the original edition, including four platforms, two introductions to prayer books, two key documents on patrilineal descent, and the 2000 resolution affirming the right of Reform rabbis to officiate at same-sex marriages.
Chai presents two case studies of young brides living in a close-knit Hakka community characterized by strong family bonds, patrilineal descent and traditional values, such as the importance of sons.
Pakhtun tribes straddle the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the value system of Pakhtunwali is a shared one across the region populated by Pashto speaking tribes, divided up into numerous clans based on patrilineal descent.
Such norms include the strong kinship system, the patrilineal descent tradition, and patriarchal norms that discourage women from entering the labour force and participating in modern sectors of the economy.
They are not the first: The 1983 decision of Reform Judaism some years ago to accept patrilineal descent for Jewish identity has, whatever its virtues, created separation between denominations.
The blessing can only be performed by Jewish men who are believed to be of direct patrilineal descent from Aaron, the brother of Moses.
According to him, the significance of patrilineal descent in early Islamic society has been grossly exaggerated both in the traditional sources and in modern scholarship.
As a result, land and animal herds are managed by patrilineal descent groups (tribes and clans) to ensure grazing rights are kept clear and agricultural land remains productive.
What we see here is the formation of incipient female bloods or matrilines generated by extraresidential mating, posing a threat to patrilineal descent by drawing away unrecognized offspring.
9) Such allusions to his patrilineal descent (it is standard for mothers to be omitted) (10) are part of his public self-presentation.
Crawford shows how marked inequalities within households, linked to both age and gender, and between households, linked to both imbalances between ownership of land and (ideally equal but de facto unequal) patrilineal descent groups, are reflected in the ways villagers engage the world economy.