Kinship and Marriage - June 13, 2016 Winnie Yan Kinship and...

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June 13, 2016Winnie YanKinship and MarriageKey Questions:What do love and sexuality have to do with marriage?How are property and wealth concerns connected to marriage practices?What are the different forms of marriage that exist cross-culturally?
June 13, 2016Winnie YanGhost Marriage (a form of Levirate Marriage):Exists among Nuer Sudan. It happens when a man dies before he has an heir and it said that hissprit is angry. His sprit will cause pain and suffering to the family. Therefore there Is noobligation to remember the dead and he needs a male heir. A male of the family will marry afemale in the name of the deceased. A way of marrying a ghost and the children will berecognized as daughter/son of the dead man.Who is an appropriate sexual partner?Friends and RelativesIncest Taboo: there are guidelines about who you can sleep with (mother/child, siblings)It is wrong to be your cousin – biologically, blood relation to our cousins, “it’s like his sister”,against natureIroquois Kinship: system of descent (eligible marriage partners: expected to marry the crosscousins)Parallel Cousins- ego has a mother and a father. The brother of the father the sister of the

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