matrilineal inheritance

matrilineal inheritance

Inheritance of a trait or gene directly from the mother, which in humans is largely due to inheritance of mitochondrial DNA of maternal origin.
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(1992) 'Matrilineal inheritance and post-colonial prosperity in southern Bobo country', Man 27 (2): 341-62.
Mother tongue hypothesis refers to that the language usage follows matrilineal inheritance. Father tongue hypothesis refers to that paternal lines dominate the local language in an already-populated region, which was proposed based on other genetic and anthropological researches.
Mother tongue hypothesis refers to the language usage that follows matrilineal inheritance. Father tongue hypothesis, on the other hand, refers to the paternal lines that dominate the local language in an already populated region, which was proposed based on genetic and anthropological researches.
Notions of inheritance thought the father trumped traditional Cherokee matrilineal inheritance for a patrilineal system.
Shotridge argued that US laws of inheritance should apply, while many in the Tlingit community objected, citing traditional matrilineal inheritance rules (106-7).
(Interestingly, the state of Kerala, whose people adhere to matrilineal inheritance, has among the most equal sex ratios and literacy rates in India.)
From that beginning, the big question concerns the divisions within the Jewish community: who decides what being Jewish is all about, from the extremes of accepting anyone who self-identifies as a Jew or to the orthodox view of Jewish matrilineal inheritance.
He clarifies what he means by the matriarchate: 'a combination of matrilineal inheritance and matrilocal residence as well as relative gender egalitarianism' (p.
A major problem is that, despite their improved land tenure rights, widows remain vulnerable to losing important household and agricultural assets to relatives of their deceased husbands through the practice of "property-grabbing", which is justified by reference to matrilineal inheritance practices.
The first two--"A child may resemble his father but has a family", and "The making of Apagyafi" respectively evaluate the Akan belief in matrilineal inheritance and how Kufuor fits into it.
Even with this conciliatory sentiment, Lucy's sacrifices are clear: she must be written out of the legitimate family line in order to guarantee that both the threat and the promise of matrilineal inheritance are terminated--and she is prompted to acquiesce to this fate.
When she leaves the cemetery, her own daughter, the most recent addition to the chain of generational continuity, whose body contains the physical inheritance of a landscape "from Macedonia to Crete, from the Aegean to the Caucassus" (275) and, who, like her mother, will gradually claim her matrilineal inheritance in terms of memory, waits for her outside.