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But the extended family predominates in agricultural economies which also go in
for rearing animals.3 Nuclear families are usually linked by only one member
who is common to both, the person who moves from his or her family of '
They never use the name of a dead person, and the relatives must not eat pork or
turtle. The parents of the child being born have, like the person who has died, an
abnormal ritual status, and therefore run the risk of misfortunes. Although ...
Virtually every old person therefore becomes a grandparent. In Japan entry into
the last and oldest age-group, at sixty-one, is celebrated with a party. From this
time on a grandmother must be treated with great consideration; everything she ...
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