matrilocal

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matrilocal

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uxorilocal

the residence of a married couple with the wife's kin. Often this specifically means with the wife's mother, but not always, so the synonym ‘uxorilocal’ is often used to distance it from MATRILINEAL DESCENT.
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While an Orang Rimba camp has the potential to be as small as a nuclear family, the most stable social unit is the extended family, which in Jambi is strongly influenced by uxorilocal residence patterns.
The film not only releases the girl from sexist vocational limits but, because it is the re-enactment of the story of Miao-shan, a mature woman giving herself to aid her biological father, it also takes on overtones of a future uxorilocal marital commitment, so that Gou Wa's learned livelihood will redound to her own (adopted) family's benefit in perpetuity.
Rules for uxorilocal residence and matrifiliation produce a very solid accumulated pattern of 'Houses of women'.
(74) Another government campaign has used economic incentives to encourage uxorilocal marriage--that is, the practice of the groom moving to be part of the bride's family.
Uxorilocal postmarital residence, mentioned later, is when the new couple settles with the bride's father and his family.
The widespread local custom of uxorilocal marriage (husband takes up residence in his father-in-law's house, and agrees that his sons will bear his father-in-law's surname) and cross-surname adoption (son is adopted outside the lineage, and thus acquires a different surname) enabled genealogists to plausibly explain changes of surname.
As in Tibet, Nyinba too practise both uxorilocal (husband moving to wife's location) and virilocal (wife moving to husband's location) marriages (see Levine 1988, Luintel 1998, Schuler 1987).
Labit's little sister does not leave the house, which will become the center of a uxorilocal social space, the hamlet, rurungan, a group of neighbors united by consanguinity and affinity, a local group.