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Re: Yokels (was Re: Singular Pluralities)

From:And Rosta <a-rosta@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 30, 2002, 18:51
Hanuman Zhang:
> OBconculture!: any concultures with such or similar con-subcultures of > _lumpenproletariat_ 0_o?
Yes. In Livagia the inland farming communities are patrilocal and patrilineal and form the basis of the bourgeoisie, while the coastal fishing communities are matrilineal (and with a weaker form of marriage) and form the basis of the proletariat. In the city (a port) the two classes coexist. I 'discovered' these facts about Livagian society through thinking about kinship systems in the abstract. But I now perceive that the Livagian situation obtains also in many of the societies we live in -- that is, marriage is more fluid in the proletarian sector of society, domestic units are built around a matrilineally related clan, and property inheritance is a nonissue. --And.