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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To answer this question, we must go beyond the surface narrative of marriage by capture or conflict between virilocal and uxorilocal residence.
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'.
75) See Han Hua, 'Sexuality and Uxorilocal Marriage in rural North China: Impacts of the One-child Family Policy on Gender and Kinship,' Journal of Family History Vol.
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.
415-28); marriage is uxorilocal, with the son-in-law obliged to work in his father-in-law's fields for several years before he can set up his own household (p.
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.
Un jeune marie, s'il est uxorilocal et trop eloigne de ses propres essarts (mais ces deux conditions sont loin d'etre toujours remplies), travaillera dans ceux de son beau-pere jusqu'a ce que ceux qu'il ouvre a son nouveau domicile deviennent productifs (ou jusqu'a ce qu'il ramene sa femme chez lui).