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Unformatted text preview: Social Organization-Divorce Kenyatta Jennings From my understanding, bride wealth would be considered trading livestock for a wife with the woman's family because livestock creates wealth within the pastoral and other societies. Marriage is a negotiation. Women are even put on lay away where the brides family is paid in installments and then she is sent to live with her husband after she is paid full in full. Marriages in the pastoral society are commonly stable because if the woman is unfaithful, the livestock must be returned to the grooms kin which is a difficult thing to do in due to the livestock being given to the brides brothers and other male kin. It would be nearly impossible to return the livestock that was given during marriage. If a woman of the pastoral society is unable to bear children, she would be traded of for her younger sister. Currently, in the Northern American societies there unable to bear children, she would be traded of for her younger sister....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course ANT101 ANT101 taught by Professor Nancy during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.
- Summer '10