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Unformatted text preview: Kinship and marriage in anthropology IV. forms for marriage (monogamy (one wife one husband), polygyny (many wives one husband), polyandry (one wife many husband)) and residence patterns (patrilocal/ virilocal (after marriage, new wife moves in to husbands family), matrilocal/ uxorilocal (new family sets up a house at the wifes family property), avunculocal (family setter at the husbands mothers brothers property), neolocal (start the family independently)) V. Marriage as a process vs. marriage as event (alliance vs. contract) Marriage payments and their meanings (bridewealth and dowry) Marriage is a process: we tend to construct marriage as relationship between two individuals. Its straightforward. It is a ritual (church, judge, etc) pledging loyalty. Its NOT universal. In many culture, marriage is not primarily about two individuals. Bridewealth is husband In many culture, marriage is not primarily about two individuals....
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