American kinship: a cultural account --2nd ed. by David Murray Schneider

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Where one is born with one's relatives and one's diffuse solidarity is with them for life," one can pick and choose one's friends at will and with certain clear purposes in mind So it is said of course, that as one rises in the social ladder the character-the social character that is-of , " . , , , ' s friends changes to reflect that rise Although one may choose a spouse for one is certainly not bom with one there is nevertheless a one . , , 54 The Family fundamental difference between the two.

He must know the law to do his job though the policeman is certainly not a lawyer nor is the lawyer a policeman. He must know how to read and write and be able to issue a legal sum" , , , , 57 58 A Relative is a Person A Relative Is a Person mons for infractions of the law where this is appropriate, though know- ing how to read and write hardly makes a man a policeman. He must be able to defend himself against physical attack and use force where necessary to apprehend criminals, though just being physically strong and a good fighter does not make a man a policeman.

The policeman is a man. He acts to maintain law and order. He must know the law to do his job though the policeman is certainly not a lawyer nor is the lawyer a policeman. He must know how to read and write and be able to issue a legal sum" , , , , 57 58 A Relative is a Person A Relative Is a Person mons for infractions of the law where this is appropriate, though know- ing how to read and write hardly makes a man a policeman. He must be able to defend himself against physical attack and use force where necessary to apprehend criminals, though just being physically strong and a good fighter does not make a man a policeman.

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