bilineal descent

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bilineal descent

(ANTHROPOLOGY),
  1. a synonym for DOUBLE DESCENT.
  2. (less frequently) a term for NONUNILINEAL DESCENT systems.
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to move successively from relations of kinship and descent to property relations, then, in the absence of a rule of perpetual succession to a hereditary office or domain, to relations of residence, the greater part of them contingent.
Such an emphasis sets the stage for Hall's claim that ethnicity needs to be understood as a specific type of cultural identity (to be contrasted with linguistic identity, religious identity, or occupational identity) whose distinguishing feature is the idea that "the symbols upon which it draws revolve around notions of fictive kinship and descent, common history and a specific homeland" (p.
Upper-class affiliation, she shows, was based on at least two of the following three criteria: firstly wealth, secondly kinship and descent and thirdly education and etiquette.