The concept of kinship is paradoxical in its relative simplicity and ambiguity. This is likely due to the etymology of the word. From Old English, “cynn: family; race; kind; sort; rank; nature; tribe” implicates a broad spectrum of “-schipe: conditions; relations between” (Etymology Dictionary). Entangled in its semantic roots, anthropologists and etymologists alike seek to… Continue reading What is Kinship?What’s it got to do with Reproduction and Religion?
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