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Matrilocal residence in pre-literate society by William Tulio Divale

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Published by UMI Research Press in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English


  • Matrilocal residence.

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Statementby William Divale.
SeriesStudies in cultural anthropology ;, no. 4
LC ClassificationsGN480.63 .D58 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination251 p. ;
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3181488M
ISBN 100835714896
LC Control Number83024146

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() Cowles Book Co, New York, and authored "Matrilocal Residence In Pre-Literate Societies." () Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press.. preliterate definition Hear it! preliterate (prē′lit′ər it). adjective. of or belonging to a society not having a writing system for its language. He was also Past President of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research () and is the current president again (). He also co-authored the book (with James Joseph) "I Lived Inside The Campus Revolution." () Cowles Book Co, New York, and authored "Matrilocal Residence In Pre-Literate Societies." () Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press. Matrilocal residence is found most often in horticultural societies. Examples of matrilocal societies include the people of Ngazidja in the Comoros, the Ancestral Puebloans of Chaco Canyon, the Nair community in Kerala in South India, the Moso of Yunnan and Sichuan in southwestern China, the Siraya of Taiwan, and the Minangkabau of western Sumatra. The following list includes societies that have been identified as matrilineal or matrilocal in ethnographic literature. "Matrilineal" means property is passed down through the maternal line on the death of the mother, not that of the father.

  Matrilocal residence has been hypothesized for proto-Oceanic society (ca BP), but we find strong evidence that matrilocality was predominant in earlier Austronesian societies ca – BP, at the root of the language family and its early branches. Our results illuminate the divergent patterns of mtDNA and Y-chromosome markers seen in. Sociologyindex, Sociology Books , Matrilineal Descent, Patrilineal Descent Matrilineal societies are those societies in which descent is traced through mothers rather than through fathers. In matrilineal societies, property is often passed from mothers to daughters and the custom of matrilocal residence may be practiced.   Patrilocal residence may stabilize a set of social-structural axes by centralizing both authority and the inheritance of property; for instance, in many matrilocal and/or matrilineal societies, women's brothers still act as heads of household over many decisions (Divale and Harris, , Richards, , Schlegel, , Schneider, ). This mechanism was suggested by W. T. Divale in Matrilocal Residence in Pre-Literate Society (). The suggested model also describes migration, internal warfare and cycle by which society turns back from matrilocal to patrilocal residence. .

matrilocal definition: The definition of matrilocal refers to a custom or culture where the husband goes to live with the wife's family. (adjective) When the custom of a tribe is for a man to marry and then go live with his mother and father-in-law, this. In social anthropology, patrilocal residence or patrilocality, also known as virilocal residence or virilocality, are terms referring to the social system in which a married couple resides with or near the husband's parents. The concept of location may extend to a larger area such as a village, town or clan territory. The practice has been found in around 70 percent of the world's cultures. William Divale (1, words) case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article Campus Revolution." () Cowles Book Co, New York, and authored "Matrilocal Residence In Pre-Literate Societies."() Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press.   A note on terminology: I am concerned here with a cluster of institutions: matrilineal descent groups (groups based on descent through the female line), matrilocal residence (a man moves from his natal household to reside with his wife and her kin), and avunculocal residence (a man and his wife reside with his mother’s brother).