On the incompatibility of duty and affection: a note on the role of the mother's brother

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 68 Published In Pages: 1009-1013
By Sweetser, Dorrian Apple


"[In societies where] jural authority [is] in the hands of the father or his lineage . . . mother's brother [will have] an unequivocally male-mother role [indulgent]" [This hypothesis is taken from Homans and Schneider] (1010)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Binomial testNot Supportedp<.10UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Mother's Brother (role)DependentKin Relationships
Patrilineal-patrilocal SocietiesIndependentRule Of Descent, Lineages