african kinship

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Kinship involves blood relationship which includes family ties, consanguinity and common ancestry, it comes with characterizes of sharing a common origin. Kinship organizes the principles of a society because it provides a reliable system of social organization in the community.

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Running Head: KINSHIP1KinshipNameInstitutional AffiliationKINSHIP2Kinship involves blood relationship which includes family ties, consanguinity andcommon ancestry, it comes with characterizes of sharing a common origin. Kinship organizesthe principles of a society because it provides a reliable system of social organization in thecommunity. It acts as a guide in the upbringing of an individual based on the morals of thesociety.in the African society, people are dived and assigned specific tasks which they perform intheir day to day running of their life.in the African culture, daughters and sons of ones aunt anduncles are considered like brothers and sisters rather than cousins. People who are closely relatedcare about each other and avoids violation of individuals rights which promotes living togetheras a community rather than individualism. In the African culture, the nephew is a womansbrothers son or a mans sisters son, the African culture restricts it to the son of ones sister ifone is a male and ones brother if one if female. A family member is responsible in shapingones life through advice and basic support (Quayson, 2013).Every African society has some form of descent group and an ancestor whom theyassociate with. This forms clans; they can either be matrilineal or patrilineal and are the memberswho are born from one ancestor. Patrilineal is the common in many African societies thanmatrilineal and is only limited to s

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