Section 9 - Family - Basic Concepts - Mate Selection...

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Mate Selection: Endogamy   - is the practicing of selecting a mate from within one's own group.  Exogamy - is the practice of selecting a mate outside of one's group.   Marriage Patterns: Monogamy   - Marriage of one male to one female.  They are married only to each  other. Polygamy    - A marriage, where an individual may have several spouses at the same  time. Polygyny   - Marriage of one male to several females. This is the most common  form of polygamy Polyandry   - Marriage of one female with more than one male.     Power and Authority in the Family: Patriarchy   - Societies where males dominate the family decision making process.  The male holds authority in the family. Matriarchy    - Societies where women have more authority than men.  A female  holds authority in the family.  Equalitarian   - authority held or shared by both male and female.    Family Residence Types:
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOSCI INBA6610 taught by Professor Prescott during the Fall '08 term at University of the West Indies at St. Augustine.

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