Tag Archive for research finding

The Fatherline and the Republic of Cousins

The Fatherline

(Edited to change the findings graphic to something more striking.)

Way back when the thesis that’s now a great chunk of paper on the floor to my right was just a bunch of ideas rotating around my head, I decided that I would take a tack to explain HBV which based in kinship rather than culture.

One of the most important terms I’ve had to learn and use to accomplish this is patriline.

A patriline is:

a system in which an individual belongs to his or her father’s lineage. It generally involves the inheritance of property, names, or titles through the male line. A patriline is literally a father line; one’s patriline is one’s father and his father and his father… and so on….

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Forced marriage risk may be related to birth order

Forced marriage may particularly effect elder sisters

I’ve so far not been using this blog to talk much about my ongoing research, but I had a finding yesterday that was so interesting I can’t resist sharing it.

In my Kurdish language survey, I asked respondents to input details of the marriage of themselves and their siblings, and one of the questions established what kind of consent to marriage was expressed, with four options: forced, fully arranged without consultation, arranged with collaboration, and freely chosen. For the purposes of the graph, I’ve combined forced and fully arranged as ‘low consent’ forms. Read more