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Chapter 8 Marriage, Family and Domestic Groups
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Lecture Outline Functions of marriage and the family Are Marriage and the Family Universal? Marriage Rules Choosing A Mate Exchange of Goods and Rights at Marriage Families, Domestic Groups and Rules of Residence
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Functions of Marriage Regulates sexual access. Creates a family. Expands social group.
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Marriage Customs, rules, and obligations for relationships between: A sexually cohabiting man and woman Parents and children Families of the bride and groom
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Regulate Sexual Access Reasons : Limits sexual competition. Provides stability for children. Allows for stable economic exchange.
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Incest Taboos Prohibit sexual relations between relatives. Universal to most cultures. Exceptions : Brother-sister marriages among royalty in ancient Egypt Traditional Hawaiian society
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Reasons for Incest Taboo Avoids inbreeding. Prevents disruption in the nuclear family. Directs sexual desires outside the family. Forces people to marry outside the family and create a larger social community.
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Expands Social Groups Links different families and kin groups. Leads to cooperation beyond the primary husband-wife pair. Allows people to share resources. Benefits the survival of the species.
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Rules specifying that a person must marry xxx a particular group. Almost universal within the primary family
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