Genaa - generation and logos - knowledge. It is the study of families and tracing their lineage and history. Analytical tool to study kinship and social organisation
Technique - scholars use interviews, case study oral traditions, historical records to obtain information about family and demonstrate their kinship and Pedigree of its members.
Pedigree versus genealogy. Video it creates a chart of individuals ancestors and used in human genetics to analyse mandali and inheritance of traits and specially diseases in the family. Pedigree illustrates appearance of phenotypes of specific gene or genetic organism along with its ancestors from every generation. Also used in studying consanguinity - like closeness of cousins uncles aunt.
but geology focuses on social ties between people and ethnographer tries to show how these people during their life word related to one another and how these relations are viewed presently as compared to past.
Popularised by whr rivers during Torres strait expedition 1898 study kinship and terminology. But first used by Lewis Morgan in Iroquois islanders.
technique to project kinship pattern, marriage, family for social mobility on basis of diagram and symbols.
Reveals patterns of marriage, property inheritance, succession, descent and residence
Use by census to investigate population and migration
Useful in the occasion of marriage birth death
Allows identification of groups and demographics pattern like caste religion and study of history. Used to give out caste certificate
includes genetically and socially related individuals which may be dead or alive.
has been used in urban Anthropology to create egocentric network analysis and widely used in migration studies of ethnic groups to America.
In medical anthropology it was used to study disease of kuru, in New Guinea and revealed it was not hereditary but due to cannibalism. Also applied in AIDS study
Information is traced through the ego. Usually elder members selected. Includes name of members of family, age, gender, marital status
respondent should be comfortable with the interviewer and should not feel that information will be misused. Questions should be framed cautiously.
Uncomfortable talking about dead people.
Should be conducted in local language and in depth not cursory.