Patrilineal Clan

Patrilineal Clan

 

an exogamous group of blood relatives of patrilineal descent who are conscious of their common ties. This consciousness is reflected in the use of family names and the belief in the members’ descent from a common ancestor. The patrilineal clan is most characteristic of the patriarchal era—that is, the period of dissolution of primitive clan society—but it is fixed in its early forms among some of the more backward societies known to ethnology, including some of the Australian aborigines and American Indians. Late vestigial forms of the patrilineal clan system are sometimes long preserved in class societies; among some peoples, including some Bantu and Arabs, the patrilineal clan is becoming endogamous. [19–51—3]

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Chapter 8 describes Toba musical figures residing in Jakarta, and compares and contrasts social interactions at a village gathering of a marga (patrilineal clan) and a concert in a hotel in Medan.
But bridewealth marriage, patrilineal clan rights to land, and other local family-centered issues are not parts of this analysis.
Under the court administration of the Choson dynasty, the patrilineal clan system was strictly stipulated as the regular practice for both aristocrats and common peasants.
Through the designing and painting process, a woman thus gives birth to an entity of cloth, thereby reproducing the patrilineal clan and its ancestral origins.
Here are Sahlins' own words: '[W]hat is significant about the make-up of Enga children is the relative devaluation of the father's substantive contribution to the foetus in favour of the spiritual bestowal of the patrilineal clan ancestor--which is also to say the so-called primary kinship of fatherhood is secondary to the extended brotherhood of the clan' (2012:675).
The purest expression of this fit was Claude Levi-Strauss's (1949) model of Aboriginal society, in which the males of each patrilineal clan lived on their own clan's estate and were linked to surrounding clans by the exchange of sisters.
Seligmann noted that every patrilineal clan among Mekeo had a distinct animal or plant which was regarded as its auafangai, that clans which shared patrilineal descent could be expected to possess the same species as auafangai, and that in some instances a particular clan might claim more than one species as auafangai (1910:320).
The important social entities that share this name are patrilineal clans who trace their origins to diverse locations within the Min sphere (Eggertsson 1997:40).
Korowai group themselves in a great many tiny, patrilineal clans, spread over the vast expanse of their territories.
For example, it has often been observed that Afghans are tribal; these people are organized into often-competing patrilineages and patrilineal clans. Inheritance, marriage, residence, and practically every other aspect of intimate and daily life for all men and women are defined and determined by where they are located within male-defined social groups.
Rather, the keeping of oral history was facilitated, as elsewhere on the West African coast, by strong patrilineal clans that were residentially focused in villages and in the same location for hundreds of years.
Nage not only speak of nursing prescriptions as properties of patrilineal clans; they sometimes further assert that all members of the same named clan should share the same nursing prescription.