KINSHIP - POLYANDRY FRATERNAL POLYANDRY 5 Family types...

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Cultural Anthropology Kinship and Marriage Diane C. Freedman Department of Social Science
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2 Gough’s Definition of Marriage based on Nayar data a relationship between a woman and one or more persons, which provides that a child born to the woman under circumstances not prohibited by the rules of the relationship, is accorded full birth status rights common to normal members of his or her society
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3 FEATURES 1. relationship between groups rather than individuals 2. transfer of rights: work, sex, property, children 3. economic or political aspects may be as important as sexual 4. strict monogamy is exception 5. relationship may not end with death
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4 Marriage Types MONOGAMY POLYGYNY
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Unformatted text preview: POLYANDRY FRATERNAL POLYANDRY 5 Family types Nuclear family 6 Family types Extended Family 7 Family types Cross-cousin marriage 8 Nayar Marriage High caste agriculturalists and warriors Matrilineal kinship Consanguineal Households Marriage Rituals: TALI-tying: tali--gold necklace wearing it symbolizes womanhood no economic obligation no necessary sexual union 9 Nayar Marriage Sambandhan marks beginning of sexual union groom's right to enter her house number of unions brings prestige to man legitimizes children 10 Trobriand Kin Marital Yam Exchange EGO 11 Trobriand Kin Sagali owners and workers...
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