4-1_Kinship_and_family

4-1_Kinship_and_family - Love and marriage Marriage, Family...

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1 Love and marriage ± Marriage is not universally equated with love and romance. ± Marriage is a social, religious, spiritual, or legal union of individuals. ± It is, in other words, an agreement to two people, typically to form a household, ± and it is often a bridge between two families or kin groups. The ways that people forge intimate relationships are shaped by cultural ideals .
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2 Marriage is a social, religious, spiritual, and/or legal union of individuals. Anthropologists have found that many social functions of marriage are unrelated to romantic love. Social function of marriage: 1) To regulate sexual access. Types of marriage ± monogamy ² strict monogamy ² serial monogamy ± polygamy ² polygyny = = ² polyandry = = 2) To regulate the care and social membership of children. ± Provides means to care for children. ± Legitimizes children as members of a specific clan, tribe, or kin group.
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3 unilineal bilateral ± bi (two) lateral (sides)
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