26 - CHFD 2100 o February 26, 2008 o Waller's Principal of...

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CHFD 2100 26/02/2008 07:57:00 o February 26, 2008 o Waller’s Principal of Least Interest      o Marriage market We put ourselves out there “on the market” and are looking for the best partner or  the “best deal” Free choice marriage     : find the best person that you are interested in, not  necessarily your parents (our culture) o Certain categories influence our choice: age (acceptable for a women to marry  a man a few years older, but if 20 or 30 years, people start talking) Arranged marriages     : arranged by the parents  o some cases the parents may do all of the choosing and the two people don’t  meet each other until the day of the marriage,  o some cases the parents give the children veto power o looking not only at the individuals, but also their family-status, land,  money…
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o Bride price     : money that the future groom pays to the bride’s family,  compensating her family for the investment they have put into their  daughter o Dowry     : the sum of money or goods (ex: cattle) that the bride brings into the 
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course CHFD 2100 taught by Professor Simons during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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26 - CHFD 2100 o February 26, 2008 o Waller's Principal of...

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