Re: What Matriarchy? (was Drugs etc.)

sgf (
22 Jul 1996 07:52:14 GMT

In article <4spei2$>,
Lowell Morrison <> wrote:

>In America we are Mostly Patrilineal, AvunciLocal, and about 3/4th
>Patriarchal, with some families being Matriarchal, other Avunciarchal...

If you're talking about Americans in *general* and not specific cultures
within the United States, then we're more *neolocal* -- i.e., newlyweds do
not live with either the wife's family or the husband's, but live in a
new location.

However, if you were referring to a specific culture and I managed to
miss it (it's late tonight, and I've been writing exhibit text for the
past few hours...), then I defer to your knowledge. :)


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