Kinship and descent. Part 1

United States, 1983

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Episode number 11 of Series “Faces of culture”.
In many societies kinship and descent help serve the political, economic and religious functions that make societies work as a whole. This program covers tribesmen of Papua New Guinea who trace their descent back so far beyond human memory, that clans are descended from mythical ancestors. Compares patrilineal and matrilineal societies and shows how kinship and descent can solve problems of succession, inheritance and social order. Also contrasts modern western society. Narrated by David Carradine.

Credits

producer

Ira R. Abrams

production company

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Coast Community College District

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Faces of culture

Group of items

Faces of culture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38724

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Kinship

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Inheritance and succession

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social structure

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Kinship

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Inheritance and succession

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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