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fictive kin

[fik′tiv]
people who are regarded as being part of a family even though they are not related by either blood or marriage bonds. Fictive kinship may bind people together in ties of affection, concern, obligation, and responsibility.

fictive kin

(fik′tiv)
A group of individuals chosen as a surrogate family by a genetically unrelated person; an adopted family.
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It describes the position of women in the Qing as property and household assets; trafficking as a diplomatic, administrative, and humanitarian problem; Zhou Fu's call for the abolition of slavery and the prohibition of trafficking; the role of fictive kinship among beggars who purchased children on the street; the impact of expanding transportation networks; how informal military networks enabled Na Xingzhai, the widow of a warlord, to establish a trafficking enterprise in Tianjin; courtyard homes and tenements in Beijing and families who purchased and employed domestic laborers; and how traffickers portrayed their crimes.
Popularly known as "Mit" or blood brothers in Nepal, the "miteri' is a form of fictive kinship widely encountered in the multifarious social settings of the Himalayas, contracted between individuals and sometimes, by extension, between kin groups.
Of special concern in this paper are relations of adoption, fictive kinship, and other ways of relating that are modeled on an idiom of kinship.
What's being invoked here isn't morality or sentimentality or chivalry or economics: this is an assertion of fictive kinship that effectively argues that all cows are Hindu women.
For the purposes of this article, we focus on two concepts found either implicitly and explicitly, in the aforementioned interdisciplinary body of work fictive kinship and intersectionality.
Lauren Derby argues that while Trujillo and his secret police used terror to establish control over the population, Trujillo also consolidated his rule by embracing "popular [cultural] forms such as gossip, gift exchange, fictive kinship, and witchcraft into the repertoire of domination" (p.
With these questions in view, Patterson explores fictive kinship as a broadly Greek and Hellenizing phenomenon (chapter 1), the ostensible credulity of Greek historians (including Thucydides) regarding mythical ancestry as historical (chapter 2), and the literary and epigraphic evidence on kinship diplomacy that includes claims about shared mythical forefathers (chapters 3-5 and 6-7).
The breaking of such bonds meant that the links of fictive kinship that had joined them were already severed.
Within the fictive kinship framework, high achieving African Americans become isolated from their minority collective identity and assimilate into the dominant culture, thereby becoming raceless (Fordham, 1988).
It also opens up several promising lines of inquiry about identity in the ancient world more broadly: what is the relationship between fictive kinship and representations of the posthumous, in funerary inscriptions?
There exists a fictive kinship or a history of care for the student.
In the end, these factors, along with racial and gender inequality prevalent at the turn of the 20th century, gave rise to ideals of personal and academic excellence, fictive kinship ties, and racial and gender uplift.