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Definition of Kinship

(noun) An individual’s social relationship to others as established by blood (consanguinity), marriage (affinity), adoption, or fictive ties.

Example of Kinship

Kinship Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈkɪnˌʃɪp/
    • British English
      • /ˈkɪnʃɪp/
  • Syllabification: (kin·ship)

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References

Hughes, Michael, and Carolyn J. Kroehler. 2008. Sociology: The Core. 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Parsons, Talcott. 1943. “The Kinship System of the Contemporary United States.” American Anthropologist 45(1):22–38. doi:10.1525/aa.1943.45.1.02a00030.

Redfield, Robert. 1947. “The Folk Society.” American Journal of Sociology 52(4):293–308. doi:10.1086/220015.

Strong, Bryan, Christine DeVault, and Theodore F. Cohen. 2011. The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society. 11th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.

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Kornblum, William. 2008. Sociology in a Changing World. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Macionis, John, and Kenneth Plummer. 2012. Sociology: A Global Introduction. 4th ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.

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Cite the Definition of Kinship

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “kinship.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/kinship/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

kinship. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/kinship/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “kinship.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/kinship/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“kinship.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/kinship/>.