a) I know that in Europe and North America we are mainly of bilateral descent, however what does this mean? Does it simply mean we recognize descent from both our mother's and our father's sides of the family, or is there more to it, associated to how it applies to American culture (meaning how does it work)?
b) What kind of post-marital residence patterns do most U.S. households practice?
c) describe why is matrilineal parallel cousin marriage forbidden in the matrilineal society?
d) What are the two functions of cross-cousin marriage in the small-scale society? describe why are these functions significant in a small-scale society, however not so significant in a large-scale society like the U.S.?