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The Dobe Ju/’hoansi Marriage Arrangement of Marriage: - Made usually once the child is born. - For 1 st marriages it is arranged by the parents. - Typically the boy’s mother approaches the girl’s mother about marriage. - Boys and Girls are strictly constrained in who they may or may not marry. - There are Primary and Secondary prohibitions Primary: the girl can’t marry anyone that is her 1 st or second cousin……Or anyone with her father’s or brother’s name. Vice Versa for the male. Secondary: Anyone standing in a avoidance kinship relation to ego. - Girls age to marry typically 12 to 16 - Males age to marry typically 18 to 25 Gift Exchange: - Involves a decade of gift giving before children are wed. - Called Kamasi…. .between the parents of girl and the groom - Either sided must keep up with the gift giving or the wedding could be called off. - Groom kept in close observation….Groom goes and lives with the bride’s family for several years. This is done to see if he is a good hunter, have no reputation in fighting.
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