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Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology

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CARUSO, Juliana P. Lima. Weaving relatives: elopement and kinship in a southern Brazilian community. Vibrant, Virtual Braz. Anthr. [online]. 2011, vol.8, n.2, pp.236-255. ISSN 1809-4341.

The aim of this article is to show the main discussions of my work on Elopement and some kinds of kinship in a community in the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina state. The core of this work is the Elopement, a form of consensual union that allows marriage between relatives. Notions of kinship and family are also discussed, as well as the experience with MaqPar (acronym for machine kinship) and other computer programs which enabled new insights into this field. Among the perceptions about relationships, substance and coexistence issues are interwoven with the elopement and empirical networks.

Keywords : elopement; kinship; family; empirical networks.

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