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  • In human society, Family is a group of people related either by consanguinity or affinity .
  • In most societies, it is within families that children acquire socialization for life outside the Family, and acts as the primary source of attachment, nurturing, and socialization for humans.
  • Anthropologists generally classify most Family organizations as matrifocal ; patrifocal ; conjugal ; avuncular ; or extended .
  • Members of the extended Family may include aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and siblings-in-law.
  • Sexual relations with Family members are regulated by rules concerning incest such as the incest taboo.
  • The field of genealogy aims to trace Family lineages through history.
  • The word"families" can be used metaphorically to create more inclusive categories such as community, nationhood, and global village.


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