Kinship ties based on bloodlines or marriage formed the basis of the political, economic, and religious system succession to political office and religious positions, ownership and inheritance of property, and even whom one could or could not marry were determined on the basis of membership in a kin group.
Kinship and godparenthood provide a resource for mediating social and political change 1 such elective and non-biogenetic kinship relations have been the focus of interest.
Research on godparenthood has traditionally emphasized its stabilizing effect on social structure this article, however, focuses attention on how the practices and discourses associated with marital sponsorship in the republic of moldova ascribe value to the risks and uncertainties of social life. All societies use kinship as a basis for forming social groups and for classifying people however, there is a great amount of variability in kinship rules and patterns around the world in order to understand social interaction, attitudes, and motivations in most societies, it is essential to know how their kinship systems function. Long-term effects of the demographic transition on family and kinship networks in britain authors effect of global fertility and cultural transition on population agnese vitali, social customs and demographic change: the case of godparenthood in catholic europe, journal for the scientific study of religion, 2012, 51, 3, 482wiley.
Godparenthood is a distinctive form of ritual kinship associated with christianity—most strongly developed in catholic and orthodox societies there is general agreement among researchers that it is important both subjectively and practically.
Godparenthood is a distinctive form of ritual kinship associated with christianity—most strongly developed in catholic and orthodox societies there is general agreement among researchers that it is important both subjectively and practically nevertheless, the underlying logic of the system remains rather elusive—since the usual explanations, in terms of either patronage or religious.