Friuli - Kinship, Marriage, and Family



Kinship is reckoned bilaterally, but with a strong patrilineal emphasis. Surnames are passed from the father to his Children, and a husband's name is assumed by a wife upon her marriage. The Friuli are monogamous. Marriage is proscribed between first cousins, whether the relation is reckoned Matrilineally or patrilineally. Divorce is prohibited. Neolocal Postmarital residence is the general rule, with the new household usually, but not always, established in the home village of the husband. The ideal typical household consists of the nuclear family, but in this as in postmarital residence, economic or personal factors result in variations on the general rule. Child rearing, as a domestically oriented task, falls primarily to the mother.


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