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Fictive Kinship

  • By: Cristian Alvarado Leyton
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Fictive kinship comprises all those relationships socially understood as kinship different from descent and marriage, indicated by the usage of its terms, either modified (e.g., comadre) or not, as in some cases of fosterage, in which the term mother is the ...

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