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Marriage is a cultural universal, components in every culture -rituals, structure different –In other societies, gender and sex not interchangeable -sex: biologically defined -gender: culturally defined. In our society, only recognize two -other societies, more accepted. People that tend to crosscut sex. Roles are different. Zuni have two-spirit, seen as having special powers (curing) transgender not associated with homosexuality -are genetic conditions where sex is not obvious -context also important, the way people view gender -domestic life: the patterns of relationships that are culturally designated -marriage provides chance for children to be born into culturally approved circumstances -when property is passed from parent to child, circumstances under which child was born important -Nui, woman ends up not married she can take on gender roles of a male and marry a woman, become “adopted’ by family -humans different from other primates because human females are reflective all through cycles,
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