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Unformatted text preview: Final � A. stockard book argues that this anti- marital bias was not resistance to the major marriage system commonly found in china. Blind marriage(uxolocal marriage for families that did not have son). “ delayed transfer marriage” conclusion, there was a correlation between the resistance to delayed transfer marriage and the increased status and wealth role of bridedaughters during the mechanization of the sericulture(silk making) industry. Also delayed transfer marriage system involved a newly wed woman continuing to live in her natal home for approximately three years before taking up residence with her husband in virilocal residence. Also, practived in this area was secondary marriage. In this, there was no delya in transfer from a woman’s own home to her husband’s residence. This was an inferior form of marriage and the woman were drawn from an underclass of young girls who had been sold into what essentially was domestic servitude at an early age. EX) strategy in marriage resistance : 1. Compensation marriage- the wife does not want to get married so she pays the in law to get out of it. After in laws. Takes the money and buys the secondary wife. Secondary wife was sold by her parents and came fro, a poor family. However it is not a divorce. She is technically marriage but just does not. 2. Sworn spinsterhood: why you want to be a spinster? Afraid of marriage and child birth. Unmarried women resided in spinster houses, which provided them a host for their spirit and tablet after death and suitable residence. 3. Bride initiated spirit marriage : people arrange posthumous marriage for their sons that have died. Terrible to die without being marriage. Among Nuer terrivel to die without children. Easting Chinese practice: if people dead before getting married the women would get married a spirit. Women used spirit marriage to het out of the real marriage. They want to freedom and independent form in –law. Women who had a good jib got married to a dead men stisfied independent goals of women also satisfied the goals the of the parents young man. Worked for these whose parents refused their daughter to become spinsters women would competed over the spirit of the man that died. Parents of the young man would offer them and marry their sons off in proper order. Parents of the decreased young men useful for those who wanted to maintain the family line. Once their sons get married they can adopt a child. Relationship between delayed transfer marriage and the mechanization of the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2010 for the course ANTHRO M151 taught by Professor Levine during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.
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