1. In your own words, describe the “sisi relationship”
2. Keep in mind that this is written for a western audience (e.g. Natural History is the source). Thus, the language is not always culturally appropriate. Rather, at times the language may appear to be a little ethnocentric or contain comparisons that are not necessary in an anthropological academic sense but help the reader feel connected to the information.
Using the following quote from the passage as the base for your reading experience, identify and discuss other areas throughout the article that highlight the connections between matrilineal kin lines, subsistence patterns, and forms of exchanges. The discussion must be in your own words. Aim for 2 strong points of discussion.
“…Mosuo emphasize matrilineal ties, with matrilineally related kin assisting one another to farm, fish, and raise children. Women also head most households and control most family property,” (Yuan and MItchell p.58).