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Structure and Dynamics of Family/Kinship Groups, and Marriage Forms
Structure and dynamics of family/kinship groups, and marriage forms

Human development is always embedded in some social group context. This ranges from the minimal (mother and child) to the maximum case of collective institutions of infinite membership (for example, ‘society’). Between these two extremes is a great variety of social groups that differ from one society to another. These groups take different forms within the same society at different historical periods - largely mediated by changing economic conditions. A person may be simultaneously a member of various groups. These groups are in between the person and'society as a whole’. They mediate the person's relationship with the otherwise indeterminate abstraction ‘the society’.

There is nothing extraordinary about these mediating ...

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