Role Of Kinship In The Family

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The family is the primary social unit for reproduction, residence and economic life in all societies. A group of persons are residing in one place and united the ties of marriage, blood or adoption, performing various roles and maintaining common culture. Along with societies have generally assumed that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit and is entitled to protection by society and the state” (United Nations, 1948). The family is a complex and dynamic institution. Because if we observed the nature of family structure and family relationship, it exhibits the different form of families and it’s also changing in nature. The family relationship pattern mainly the kinship pattern is also dynamic. It has the different form in parts of the world. Kin is a key component of family systems and plays a significant role in the socialization of individuals and the maintenance of group solidarity. Kin relationships are traditionally defined as ties based on blood and marriage. According to Radcliffe Brown kinship is “a system of dynamic relations between person and person in a community, the behaviour of any two persons in any of these relations being regulated in some way, and to a greater or less extent by social usage”. They include lineal generational bonds (children, parents, grandparents, and great grandparents), collateral bonds (siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles), and ties with in-laws. Thus kinship defines the family relationships and
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