Tag Archives: New Worlds

New Worlds: Buying and Selling Spouses

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) When marriage is more of an economic transaction between families than a union of two people for reasons of personal attachment, it isn’t at all surprising that money gets involved. … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Structures of Marriage

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) Having discussed who can get married and what they do it for, let’s talk about what shape the marriage can take — by which I mean how many people are … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Marriage

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) February is here, and with it — at least in the U.S. — comes a veritable deluge of chocolate and flowers and other things demanding that you think about romance. … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Deserts

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) There are a lot of different types of terrain I could theoretically discuss, but since I don’t want to spend too long on that general topic at one time, let’s … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Mountains

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) We talked a bit about mountains last week, because they’re inextricably involved with the tectonic processes that shape our whole planet. But they’re a geographical feature writers often stick into … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Plate Tectonics

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) If you’re like me, you learned the basic ideas of plate tectonics in school: giant masses of stone, some of them with water on top, floating around on the earth’s … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Rivers

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) To launch us into the New Year, I’m going to go back to the physical world for a moment, rather than the social one, and talk about rivers: how they … Continue reading

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New Worlds Theory Post: Liminality

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) Liminality has come up in these posts before, in the context of rites of passage. But it’s a concept with much broader application than just that area, and since we’re … Continue reading

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New World: Residence Patterns

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) It’s hard to talk about kinship without also talking about marriage, but I’m going to delay that for the time being, and stop on the border between the two by … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Fictive Kinship

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) Fictive kinship is exactly what it sounds like: fictional kinship. Not the kind you find in novels (well, you may find it in a novel), but rather the kind that … Continue reading

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