102-14 Marriage and the Family

102-14 Marriage and the Family - Marriage and the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Marriage and the Family - Incest taboos and exogamy rules - Plural marriage (“polygamy”) - Arranged marriages - dowry and brideprice (in section meetings)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Marriage (USA) Marriage changes the status of a man and a woman It stipulates the degree of sexual access each partner has to the other It establishes the legitimacy of any children born to the union It creates relationships between the wife’s kin and the husband’s kin
Background image of page 2
But consider: Gay marriage Nuer woman marriage and ghost marriage
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Nuer woman marriage A woman can marry another woman and become the “father” of the children the wife bears The female “husband” gets a male kinsmen, friend, or neighbor to impregnate the wife and help with certain male chores Such female husbands are usually unable to have children themselves and play the social role of men (e.g., they are addressed as “father” by the children)
Background image of page 4
Nuer ghost marriage The Nuer believe that a man who dies
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course ANT 102 taught by Professor Jameseder during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

Page1 / 10

102-14 Marriage and the Family - Marriage and the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online