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Religion: Social Functions of Religion, Immoral Activities under a Religious Pretext



  • From the time when man opened his eyes on this planet, he has been keen of knowing and being familiar towards invisible power in nature. Hence we can directly say that “Man is a religious social being. “
  • Religion is not attached with the body; it is attached to the soul. It is the purity of soul only which connects the man with the divi

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Kinship: Kinds of Kinship



Kinship What it is

Kinship Explained

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  • While defining Kinship Charles Winick has written in The Dictionary of Anthropology, Kinship system may include socially recognized relationships based on supposed as well as actual genealogical ties.
  • In this way kinship included not only the descendants but also the persons who are tied together by social relations.
Kinship Diagram

Kinship Diagram

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  • Levy Strauss has therefore called it arbitrary system of ideas adopted sons and daughters are also regarded as kind, although they have no blood relation of any kind.

In defining kin

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