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Which example typifies patrillineal authority?

A) In the Gallindo family,the mother makes the majority of the decisions,
including how the children should be
raised and,when necessary,disciplined.

B) The Smith family consist of a mother
and a father and four children,with ages
ranging from five to fifteen. The family
prides itself on the effectiveness of
family meetings during which they discuss parent-child and child-child
problems.


C) Livan is a single,divorced dad. He has custody of his two sons every other weekend. While the boys are with him,
he conscientiously enforces the disciplinary rules set by his estranged wife.


D) Mr. and Mrs. Chang expect their children to develop a close relationship with their father's relatives,know his family history,
and accept their father's wishes
about their career choices.

I know that in many Asian cultures, the husband is head of the household, and
his responsibilities lie outside the home. Mothers take responsibility for
matters inside the home, including
child-rearing and finances.

I am kind of thinking D is the best answer,but not real sure,Please Help.

asked by Rose
  1. You're right. D is the answer. The word "patrilineal" means descent is traced through the father's side of the family. So -- patrilineal authority is not only a family where the father is the undisputed head of the household, but also where his family, especially the males, are very important.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is an interesting site on Cultural Anthropology:

    http://www.waybuilder.net/free-ed/SocialScience/Anthro/Anthro03_VOD.asp

    posted by SraJMcGin

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