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affinal

(of a kin relationship) arising from a link by marriage, e.g. father-in-law/son-in-law is an affinal relationship whereas the father-son relationship is a relationship of DESCENT. See also KINSHIP.
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However a more common use of the term aja' is to refer to an affinal relationship.
The changing importance given to children's well-being and responsible parenthood also altered the division of domestic work within affinal homes.
For countless generations rotating matches with affinal lines occurred as well.
13) One of the reviewers of this article has remarked "I have recently heard a 'Miao' girl from Taijiang County of Guizhou talking to her affinal relatives from Kaili in Guizhou, who call themselves 'Kanao', and although she spoke no Hmong she called herself and her group 'Mong' (in what I heard as a mid, level tone).
In contrast to Western European norms valuing affinal relatedness, Sudarska (1981) elaborated the Africanist thesis in arguing that African families traditionally have been organized around consanguine ties.
kinship disclosed by the fiction of the period" corresponds to a shift in "what constituted the primary kin group," a transition from "consanguineal ties or blood lineage" to the "conjugal and affinal ties of the married couple" (2).
Women maintain natal clan affiliation and can draw on affinal kinship networks throughout their lives.
Where the female is generalized and the male is specified in brackets, it is as a spouse to an informant, tacitly generalized as male: "The informant's spouse may not be available to speak about her (or his) own cognates; or certain affinal links, e.
Moreover, married noble women often wielded power as intermediaries during disputes over patrimony because they were considered to be full members of both their natal and affinal families.
Affinal relationships, including adoptive relationships, are considered every bit as "real" as blood relationships for kinship purposes.
It is almost as if they form a unified affinal structure, at least as far as the wife/daughter-in-law is concerned.
Now we can see that Watut societies had perfectly good structures deriving from deep genealogy, matrilateral and affinal kin connections.