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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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In effect, fictive kinship networks espouse a set of values that operate as the direct antithesis of mainstream American cultural values, which concomitantly endorse individualism, achievement, and success.
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?
Malina rightly understands that Jesus' preaching of the kingdom must have economic and political repercussions, and he rightly perceives that the kingdom of God must be a face-to-face fictive kinship or collective social relationship.
20) A number of other contemporary Latin America studies have shown the continued importance of kinship and fictive kinship even among populations sometimes referred to as "marginal," such as shanty towns.
We need the fictive kinship created by a common sense of peoplehood to work as well as any biological kinship certified by DNA.
Such an emphasis sets the stage for Hall's claim that ethnicity needs to be understood as a specific type of cultural identity (to be contrasted with linguistic identity, religious identity, or occupational identity) whose distinguishing feature is the idea that "the symbols upon which it draws revolve around notions of fictive kinship and descent, common history and a specific homeland" (p.
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.
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).
Each domesticator has claimed to really know the Amish and to provide an insider's account of the Amish, based on real or fictive kinship.
Blood Ties and Fictive Ties offers compelling insight into aspects of civil law, family life, adoption, parenting, fictive kinship, and poor relief in early modern France.
Thus, in the United States, by virtue of their skin color alone, and almost, though not completely, irrespective of generational status, fictive kinship forces many Black immigrant youth to exist in a precarious location that is simultaneously delimited on three fronts.