"All our kin", written by Carol Stack and "Crested Kimono", written by Matthews Masayuki Hamabata.

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During our semester, we have come into contact with four challenging ethnographies and from the four; I have chosen all our kin, written by Carol Stack and Crested Kimono, written by Matthews Masayuki Hamabata. The two famous anthropologists who successfully studied the human field sight of people around the world have written the two ethnographies. Stack is a female anthropologist who went to The Flats in order to study black families with their approval and participation. In the other hand, Hamabata is a male anthropologist who traveled to Japan to "explore the complex economic, emotional, biological, cultural, and religious ties and relations among family members of Japanese family with owned businesses".

The most influential topic that has been the basis for our human society that I have chosen for my final paper is "marriage". This is a type of social relationship in "the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family."

(Merriam-Webster 2003) Although the meaning of this word may be defined the same way in different countries around the world, the meaning of "getting married" and the "purpose of getting married" may have some similarities and differences. In order to understand these key points in marriage, Stack and Hamabata has introduced fully in their field sights of what and where they have studied.

In all our kin, Stack introduces marriage as Women and Men: "I'm Not in Love with No Man Really". In this chapter, she will be introducing social relationships between women and men from a woman's perspective- from the perspective that the women in her studies provided, and from Stack's interpretations seen from the female's eyes. A "marriage" in The Flats was simple, "Women and men, nonetheless, begin buoyant new...