Haviland Ch9 PPT - Chapter9 Sex,MarriageandFamily...

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Chapter 9 Sex, Marriage and Family
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Chapter Preview What Is Marriage? What Is Family? What Is the Difference Between Family and  Household?
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Trobrianders To attract lovers, young  Trobriand men and  woman must look as  attractive and seductive  as possible. This woman’s beauty  has been enhanced by  face painting and  adornments given by  her father.
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Sexual Relations Every society has rules that govern sexual  access.
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Visual Counterpoint In parts of the United States, public displays of same-sex  affection between men are often looked upon as distasteful. One exception is the football field, where rough-and-tumble  masculine behavior makes it possible for players to pat each  other on the behind, exchange hugs, and leap into each other’s  arms without bringing their sexual orientation into question.
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Marriage A relationship between one or more men  (male or female) and one or more women  (female or male) who are recognized by  society as having a continuing claim to the  right of sexual access to one another.
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Sexual and Marriage Practices  among the Nayar The Nayar are one of many examples of sexually  permissive cultures. A landowning warrior caste, their estates are held by  corporations made up of kinsmen related in the  female line.  These relatives live together in a household, with the  eldest male serving as manager.  Traditionally, Nayar boys began military training  around age of 7, and were away from home for  significant stretches of time.
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The Nayar: Three Traditional  Transactions 1. Ritual Husband Shortly before a girl experienced her first  menstruation there was a ceremony that  joined her with a “ritual husband” in a  temporary union which did not necessarily  involve sexual relations.
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The Nayar: Three Traditional  Transactions 1. Visiting Husband When a young Nayar woman entered into a  continuing sexual liaison with a man approved by  her family, it became a formal relationship that  required the man to present her with gifts three  times each year until the relationship was  terminated. The man could spend the nights with her, but had 
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Juliedavid during the Fall '09 term at Orange Coast College.

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Haviland Ch9 PPT - Chapter9 Sex,MarriageandFamily...

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