Dutch



ETHNONYMS: Dutchmen, Dutchwomen; Hollanders (in a narrow definition for the people of the provinces of North and South Holland, in colloquial language for all Dutch) ; further differentiated according to provincial affiliation: Brabander, Drentenaar, Fries, Groninger, Limburger, Zeeuw


Kinship, Marriage, and Family

Kin Groups and Descent. Dutch kinship is bilateral with a patrilateral kinship preference. Until recently, this descent pattern was reflected in the custom of adopting the husband's name after marriage. This practice is changing with women's emancipation.

Kinship Terminology. Kin terms follow the Eskimo system.


Bibliography

Boissevain, J., and J. Verrips, eds. (1989). Dutch Dilemmas: Anthropologists Look at the Netherlands. Assen and Maastricht: Van Gorcum.


Diederiks, H. A., et al. (1987). Van agrarische samenleving naar verzorgingsstaat: De modernisering van West-Europa sinds de I5de eeuw. Groningen: Wolters-Noordhoff.


Goudsblom, J. (1967). Dutch Society. New York: Random House.


Schama, S. (1987). The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age. New York: Knopf.


Sinner, L. (1973). De worteis van de Nederlandse politiek: De 42 politieke partijen sinds 1848. Amsterdam: Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij.

Wouters, C. (1990). Van minnen en sterven: Informalisering van de omgangsvormen rond sex en dood. Amsterdam: Bert Bakker.

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