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Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / psychology / family therapy
|English term or phrase: management of paternity|
|Each society varies in its emphasis on the external aspects of the marriage ( e.g., the mechanisms for transfer of property and privilege and for management of paternity) and the intimate aspects (e.g., the friendship, love, and sexual issues). In general, the more Westernized the culture, the more free the marital choice, and the more emphasis placed on issues of love and intimacy. |
what is meant by m.of p. in this context?
|dealing with the social and economic relationships between children and fathers|
This is, in a sociological context, not about establishing biological paternity. Malinowski's writings on the Trobriand Islanders dealt with the sociology of paternity in a society which didn't understand biological paternity, only social paternity.
In modern societies, particularly since DNA testing has made it easier to establish, biological paternity is considered crucial in matters such as paternal responsibility, financial support, inheritance, naming, duty of love and care. That has not always been so and is still not universally the case.
The management of paternity is about the affective, social and economic aspects of paternity. Establishment of biological paternity is just a part of how paternity is managed in modern societies.
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