The evolution of matrilineal kinship organization.

@article{Fortunato2012TheEO,
  title={The evolution of matrilineal kinship organization.},
  author={Laura Fortunato},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={279 1749},
  pages={
          4939-45
        }
}
Matrilineal kinship organization is a human social system that emphasizes interactions between matrilineal kin, i.e. individuals related only through females. The 'matrilineal puzzle' refers to the potential for tension characteristic of this social system, owing to the conflict between the interests and responsibilities of men in their roles as brother/uncle versus husband/father. From an evolutionary perspective, matrilineal kinship organization is puzzling when it diverts investment of… CONTINUE READING
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