Marital and non-marital systems
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Evoking Hamilton, mentioned above, we recall that a symbolic code precipitates relations between functional behaviour and a signifying system of concepts and customs. Inhering in signifying patterns of behaviour, symbolic codes conceive of signs and functional rules that mutually generate one another (Hamilton 2005: 16). By inference, encoded systems generate rules and postulate recognizable signs; with such symbolic systems we can deduce behaviour according to preconceived rules and customs. Precipitating preconceived relations between designated roles, these rules re ect coherent relationships between a custom and signs which generate the concomitant signifying performativity and behaviour. Rules therefore are functional, decoding relations between a custom and a pattern of behaviour that people adapt.