Remember this entry?
Well, I decided to give ‘research’ a try. And came up with a very interesting Book Notes Page.
What are my definitions of various societal structures?
Mother or oldest living female is the head of family, clan, tribe.
Define: family, clan, tribe.
Matrilineality is a system in which lineage is traced through the mother and maternal ancestors. Matrilineality also is a societal system in which one belongs to one’s matriline or mother’s lineage, which can involve the inheritance of property and/or titles.
Does Matrilineality naturally imply Matriarchy?
Does Matriarchy naturally imply Matrilineality?
If either case – is this then true also about Patriarchy and Patrilineality?
Can a society be a Patriarchy and at the same time Matrilineal? Or vise versa?
Does that imply an Egalitarian society?
VERY important question:
What is an Egalitarian society?
Is it a society where Power and Property are evenly distributed according to and/or between genders/gender-roles?
Is it a society where Power and Property is distributed according to Ability and Inclination, irrespective of gender and gender-roles?
So,,, what have I decided that at least one of my races’ societal system is gonna be? Well, I haven’t decided yet, I really want to discuss these question with my wife – she would love to have that discussion, and even if it’s my decision in the end, I always get superb input from my wife!