Kith and Kin
Kith and Kin
This chapter seeks to understand the relations that structure the public domain, the ways in which villagers in St. Felix and Tret manage kinship relations of consanguinity and affinity and ties with kith—friends and neighbors. It notes that the two villages converge in social practices that resolve common ecological problems, but diverge in the social ends to which their patterns of behavior are directed. They resemble each other in the outward form of domestic groupings and in the ways in which affines are recruited into kin groups. However, St. Felix and Tret differ in the ways authority is exercised and obeyed, as well as in the ways domestic groups relate to each other through cooperation or competition. The chapter examines domestic groups, authority, marriage, and associations.
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