family and kinship

family and kinship - 2. Are incest prohibitions universal?...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Culture  Through  Film Spring 2009 The Role of Family in Society Terminology  from Readings Kinship Descent groups: patrilineal and  matrilineal Polygamy Polyandry Polygyny Patrilocal Matrilocal Exogamy Endogamy Dowry Bride Wealth Bride Service Levirate Concepts Benefits of Polygynous  Marriage Benefits of Polyandrous  Relationships  Amongst Tibetans Descent Groups  (patrilineal and  matrilineal) Discussion Questions 1. Is it unusual  to view the marriage of two people as a form of transaction   between  two kin groups?  For what  reasons does this occur?  How  often do you  think it occurs in the United  States?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 2. Are incest prohibitions universal? Why or why not? Are there consistent incest prohibitions within North American culture? What are some of the reasons for incest prohibition? 3. What is the difference between incest prohibitions and rules of exogamy? 4. What is the value and reason for polyandrous marriages in Tibet? 5. What is a nuclear family? Why are American families often referred to as nuclear families? 6. What is the difference between family and household? What do these different terms refer to?...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/04/2009 for the course ANTHRO 106 taught by Professor Harper during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

Page1 / 2

family and kinship - 2. Are incest prohibitions universal?...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online