unilineal descent

unilineal descent

DESCENT through one sex, therefore either PATRILINEAL or MATRILINEAL. Nonunilineal descent is sometimes called COGNATIC.
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These lineages both resembled and differed from West and Central African unilineal descent groups, maximizing forbidden kinship lines and scarce land rights in the Caribbean context.
In larger societies of hundreds of thousands, even millions of people, the problem of political affiliation--as outlined by Evans-Pritchard and Fortes--is solved by unilineal descent groups of varying range and magnitude.
The units in these systems, then, are unilineal descent groups.
The model was made to bear on new findings, and unilineal descent groups were soon found elsewhere.
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.
It enlightens very little, and it contradicts the empirical evidence of the classical African unilineal descent systems which have been analysed hundreds of times.
They consider the implications of tribal solidarity based on unilineal descent as well as a weak division of labor that makes every male a de facto warrior.
Watson, and Maila Stivens focus on cognation and unilineal descent.