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Matrilineal Kinship

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  • matrilineal (uterine) = unilineal descent through women



    • Found among 15% of all cultures
    • Kinship is traced through the female line
    • Women control land and products
    • Found in the Pacific, Australia, small parts of Mediterranean coast
    • Declining though capitalism (Barbara D. Miller, 2002)


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