Marital residence and local endogamy: environmental knowledge or leadership

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 65 Published In Pages: 854-862
By Kloos, Peter


This article reviews interpretations of an established relationship between matrilocal residence, sedentarism, and local endogamy. The author offers an interpretation focused on succession of leadership in matrilocal societies: exogamy will be associated with achieved status while endogamy will be associated with a matrilineal succession of authority.

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