Friday, January 6, 2012

Joking Relationship

A degree of familarity between persons who stand in particular social relationship is expressed through Joking Relationship.Such joking involve playing tricks on one another teaing each other,damage of each other's property,ridicule and so on.In a joking relationship an individual may not only be permitted but also be required to make fun of the other who is not permitted to take offense.

A R Radcliffe-Brown discuss symmetrical joking relations where both the parties have the right to tease and asymmetrical joking relations where only one party is so privileged.

Joking relationships are usually directed towards specific members generally members of the opposite sex and may have originated between potential martial partners.

Further joking relations may exist between a person of his/her parents siblings.Sometimes a joking relationship with one's maternal uncle's wife may reveal the practice of inheriting the maternal uncle's property including his wife in some tribes.

The most commonly found type of joking relationship exists between grandparents and grandchildren.Often grandparents also serve to impart informal education regarding cultural traditions and practices.

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