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Unformatted text preview: Social Organizations and Divorce Tarasha Hickson-Smith ANT.101 WEEK 3 DISCUSSION 1 July 14, 2011 The correlation between bride wealth and the stability of mar riage. Bride wealth in other cultures is mainly the responsibility of the man to provide a portion of his wealth and or his patrilineal wealth as a contribution to his future wifes family for their loss of a working member of the tribe (Nowak & Laird, 2010). In correlation to stability of marriage this is a test of the mans financial status to see if he can provide the requested gift of wealth to the family. If so, then this means he is stable enough to give and still have wealth left to take care of his new wife and their family. It is almost like collecting an inheritance upfront for the woman and kids value to the paternal family. The impact mar riage on the status of women in pastoral societies As I understand the relationship, they value women as property even though the anthroploigical term is not brideprice, which means the wife is valued at just that, property...
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