Role, ritual, and the grynnflnk.

  title={Role, ritual, and the grynnflnk.},
  author={Joseph Westermeyer and P. C. von Rosenberg},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={47 2},
While cohabitation among middle-class youth has been increasing, there has been little exploration of the influence of this change on the extended kin system. This paper examines the formal recognition of cohabitation, via role change and ritual, and introduces terminology to describe a relationship heretofore unaccounted for in our vocabulary.