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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?
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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?...
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  • Spring '08
  • incest prohibitions, Tibetans Descent  Groups, consistent   incest prohibitions

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