A Critique of the Study of Kinship by David M. Schneider

By David M. Schneider

Schneider perspectives kinship examine as a manufactured from Western bias and demanding situations its use because the common degree of the research of social constitution

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Rather, it is to affirm once again that the land holds rank and office, just as a group of people belong to each named tabinau; the people belong to the land, the land does not belong to the people. This is the way in which the Yapese formulate this relationship; this is the way they say it and think it. ' Genung is used in various ways. It can be glossed initially as a kind of relationship, specifically, relationship through a common " b e l l y . " That is, relationship through the belly of the same woman from whom two persons came, or through the mythical ancestress.

One keeps one's nik a secret, and the names of those who may be of the genung relationship are also held secret, and in fact people do not often know who, other than those most immediately associated with them, are or are not related by genung. Obviously a mother and her children are genung; equally obviously knowing who the mother's mother was will reveal genung relationship. But this is a subject which is simply not discussed openly and about which people profess ignorance. Genung can form a set or subset marked or restricted by some point of reference.

That is, the maintenance of the relationship is contingent on the continuity of the exchange. Two other qualities pervade all relationships except those of genung, particularly in its narrower sense of a man, his sister, and her children, and of a woman and her children, and in the narrower sense of wolagen of the same citiningen. The first of these is the quality of tabagul and taay. " Rather than offer yet another gloss, suffice it to say that this hierarchical opposition defines every relationship—be it between persons or objects such as food from certain plots of land or plots of land themselves—other than that of genung, citiningen-fak, and wolagen of the same citiningen.

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