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Affinity
Asexuality
Attachment
Bisexuality
Bride price
Brideservice
Bonding
Boyfriend
Cohabitation
Courtship
Dowry
Divorce
Friendship
Family
Girlfriend
Ground rules
Homosexuality
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Love
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Paedophilia
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Polygyny
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Sexuality
Separation
Swinging
Violence
Widowhood
Zoophilia
Image File history File links KarenWhimseyValentineMain. ... Asexuality is a general term or self-designation for people who find sexual behavior unappealing. ... Attachment in adults deals with the theory of attachment in adult romantic relationships. ... Bisexual redirects here. ... Bride price also known as bride wealth or a dower is an amount of money or property paid to the parents of a woman for the right to marry their daughter. ... Brideservice has traditionally been portrayed in the anthropological literature as the service rendered to the bride’s family by the bridegroom as a brideprice or part of one. ... The term human bond, or more generally human bonding, refers to the process or formation of a close personal relationship, as between a mother and child, especially through frequent or constant association. ... A boyfriend is a male partner in a non-marital romantic relationship with another person. ... Cohabitation is defined as an emotional, physical, and intellectually intimate relationship which includes a common living place and which exists without the benefit of legal, cultural, or religious sanction. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A dowry (also known as trousseau) is a gift of money or valuables given by the groomss family to that of the bride to permit their marriage. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse, which can be contrasted with an annulment, which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody... Look up Friendship in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by comparable legal relationships — including domestic partnership, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership (as occurred in the Roman Empire). ... The term girlfriend can have several meanings: A Girlfriend is usually a female partner in a non-marital romantic relationship with another person. ... The word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings over time. ... Incest is sexual activity between close family members. ... Jealousy is an emotion by one who perceives that another person is giving something that he/she wants or feels is due to them (often attention, love, respect or affection) to an alternate. ... Love is a condition or phenomenon of emotional primacy, or absolute value. ... A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ... In monogamy (Greek: monos = single/only and gamos = marriage) a person has only one spouse or romantic partner at a time (as opposed to polygamy). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pedophilia (American English), pædophilia/paedophilia (Commonwealth English), or pedosexuality is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to prepubescent children. ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ... In the past century, the term pederasty has seen a number of different uses. ... Plato and his disciples. ... Start of polyamory contingent at San Francisco Pride 2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Group marriage is a form of marriage in which more than one man and more than one woman form a family unit, and all members of the marriage share parental responsibility for any children arising from the marriage. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services. ... Sexual activity in humans is an instinctive form of physical intimacy. ... Legal separation is a possible step towards divorce under United States law. ... Swinging, sometimes referred to in North America as the swinging lifestyle or simply The Lifestyle (although this simplified term is also used by people into Leather and BDSM), includes a wide range of sexual activities conducted between three or more people. ... Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate or harm the other. ... A widow is a woman whose husband has died. ... Leda and the Swan, a 16th century copy of a lost painting by Michelangelo, 1530 (National Gallery, London) Zoophilia from the Greek Ζωο (zôon, animal) and φιλία (philia, friendship or love), also known as zoosexuality, is a paraphilia, defined as an affinity or sexual attraction by a human to a (non...

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Affinity in terms of sociology, refers to "kinship of spirit", interest and other interpersonal commonalities. Affinity is characterized by high levels of intimacy and sharing, usually in close groups, also known as affinity groups. It differs from affinity in law and canon law which generally refer to the marriage relationship. Social affinity is generally thought of as "marriage" to ideas, ideals and causes shared by a tight community of people. Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Kinship is the most basic principle of organizing individuals into social groups, roles, and categories. ... The English word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus, meaning breath. ... Look up Attention in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Interpersonal relationships are social associations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. ... Definition Intimacy is complex in that its meaning varies from relationship to relationship, and within a given relationship over time. ... // INTRODUCTION In sociology, a group is usually defined as a collection consisting of a number of humans or animals, who share certain aspects, interact with one another, accept rights and obligations as members of the group and share a common identity. ... An affinity group is a small group of activists (usually from 3-20) who work together on direct action. ... In law and in cultural anthropology, affinity, as distinguished from consanguinity, is kinship by marriage. ... Definition In canon law, affinity is a relationship arising from the sexual intercourse of a man and a woman, sufficient for the generation of children, whereby the man becomes related to the womans blood-relatives and the woman to the mans. ... A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ... An idea (Greek: ιδέα) is a specific thought which arises in the mind. ... An ideal is a principle or value that one actively pursues as a goal. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...


Theories

In Who is my neighbor? Social affinity in a modern world, Boston College professor, James Allan Vela-McConnell explores the emergence of the concept of "social affinity" bridging classical sociology and social psychology, identifying "the notion of social cohesion" based upon the sentiment of moral obligation.[1] This article is about Boston College; for the unaffiliated urban university, see Boston University. ... A termite cathedral mound produced by a termite colony: a classic example of emergence in nature. ... Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Social psychology is often conceived to be the study of how individuals perceive, influence, and relate to others. ...


External links

  • Who is my neighbor? Social affinity in a modern world (1997) James Allan Vela-McConnell ISBN 0-591-45078-X
  • Using Group Composition Data to Measure Social Affinity: A New Method John Pepper, Santa Fe Institute

 
 

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