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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 husband’s family), matrilocal/ uxorilocal (new family sets up a house at the wife’s family property), avunculocal (family setter at the husband’s mother’s brother’s 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. It’s straightforward. It is a ritual (church, judge, etc) pledging loyalty. It’s 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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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ANT 2 taught by Professor Smith during the Winter '07 term at UC Davis.

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