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neolocality couple establishes new residence
unilineal descent matrilineal or patrilineal descent
ambilineal flexible descent rule,neither patrilineal nor matrilineal
bilateral kinship calculation kin ties calculated equally through men and women
pater one's socially recognized father;not necessarily the genitor
exogamy marriage outside a given group
endogamy marriage of people from the same group
mater one's socially recognized mother
dowry substantial gifts to husband's family from wife's group
polygyny man has more than one wife at the same time
polyandry woman has more than one husband at the same time
sororate widower marries sister of his deceased wife
levirate widow marries brother of her deceased husband
animism belief in souls or doubles
mana impersonal sacred force
polytheism belief that multiple deities control aspects nature
monotheism worship of a simgle supreme being
syncretisms cultural,especially religious, mixes, emerging from acculturation
antimodernism rejecting the modern for a presumed earlier, purer, better way
semiperiphery position in the world system intermediate between core and periphery
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