publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2011

Kinship as a bio-cultural interface system

Pedro Gómez García;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: Gazeta de Antropología (issn: 0214-7564, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Editorial de la Universidad de Granada
  • Country: Spain
Here, I focus my research on describing a kinship system constituted by a specific organization in which a biocultural articulation operates. Kinship does not consist exclusively of biological elements, or more exactly genetic ones, nor only of social or cultural determinants. Family relations constitute and develop in an interface between the biogenetic and sociocultural planes, forming a complex system that we call kinship. In some way, biological behaviour is culturally regulated, at the same time as a cultural norm is imposed by the genetics of the species. From the assembly of genetic and cultural components emerges kinship.
free text keywords: Anthropology, Parentesco, Familia, Matrimonio, Tabúes del incesto, Emergencia bio-cultural, Intercambio, Kinship, Family, Marriage, Incest taboo, Bio-cultural emergency, Exchange
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