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bilateral descent

Edited by Craig Calhoun

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780195123715
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891184
bilateral descent

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Refers to kinship systems that acknowledge descent through both sexes, as opposed to unilineal systems that privilege one or the

Reference Entry.  33 words. 

Subjects: Social Sciences

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