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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 7: Marriage, Family, and Residence Terms: Exogamy- a cultural rule that dictates that one must marry outside of a designated group (lineage, clan, or village) Nuclear family- a married couple and their children Endogamy- a cultural rule that dictates that one must marry within a designated group Levirate- a marriage custom in which a widow marries her husband’s brother Sororate- a marriage custom in which a widower marries a sister of his deceased wife Status- a person’s position in society Role- the culturally assigned behaviors and expectations for a person’s social position Monogamy- a form of marriage in which one woman is married to one man Polygamy- multiple-spouse marriage Polygyny- marriage of one man to two or more women Polyandry- marriage of one woman to two or more men Bridewealth- a form of marriage finance in which valuable gifts are given by the groom’s kin to the bride’s kin Dowry- a form of marriage finance in which valuable gifts are given by the bride’s kin to the groom’s kin...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course ANTH Anth 0780 taught by Professor Richardscaglion during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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