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Unformatted text preview: • Same sex marriage • Plural marriage • Marriages that do not allow sexual relations or that allow extramarital sexual relations • Marriage to ghosts of the dead Marriage in the USA: • Basis of this is economics and romantic love Meaning of marriage: • In contemporary Western societies, marriage decisions are a matter of personal choice Marriage Rules: • Rules of exogamy: a person is required to marry outside of a defined social group • Endogamous Rules: a person is expected to marry inside of a defined social group “The Right One”: • Informal means encouraging endogamy: • Formal means encouraging endogamy: Examples of Exogamy: • Incest Taboo: one has to marry outside of one’s family of in group • Clan Exogamy: one cannot marry a member of the same clan • Sexual Exogamy: one cannot marry a member of the same sex...
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- Spring '11
- Cultural Anthropology, plural marriage, Kilbride