By David Murray Schneider
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Yet at another level entirely_, certain ethnographic facts remain and constitute a fundamental part of the American kinship system. Wife, mother, sister, and daughter �re female; husband, father, brother, and son are male. Unless one of them is a step-relative, wife, mother, hus band, and father are all older than sister, daughter, brother, and son. Also, the norms which define what is right and proper for a lower-class father are different from those for a middlewclass father. Quite apart from the distinctive features that define the family and its members> each member is also a person and as a person is construct�d out of not one, but many different elements, each drawn from many dif ferent sources.
Cn1lareii:---------A<'married couple without children does not quite make a family. 1ther do a married woman and her children without a husband nor a /llarried man and his children without a wife. without children, one may say, "They have no family,, or, «Their family I has not arrived yet;' if they are very young. "Family" here means that t. the addition of children to the rnarried couple will complete the unit an e, bring about that state. t_ say of �n I� . Arri-erica_n kinship. The family, to be a fa1nily , must live together.
The family 31 entiated are not the same as those which define and differentiate the members of the family on one hand, and the family as a cultural unit on the other. And indeed, this proves to be the case. Sexual intercourse ( the act of procreation) is the symbol which provides the distinctive features in terms of which both the metnbers of the family as relatives and the family as a cultural unit are defined and differentiated. I must pause in this account to make certain points quite explicit and to warn the reader of certain problems which he may encounter in read ing this exposition.
American Kinship: A Cultural Account by David Murray Schneider