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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY - Monogamy Polygamy one spouse any...

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Monogamy - one spouse. Polygamy – any plurality of spouses Polygyny - one man is allowed multiple wives, (allowed in most societies of the world). Polyandry - one woman is allowed multiple husbands (rare). Group Marriage - several men and women are married simultaneously to one another.
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Monogamy Marriage of one man to one woman. Polygyny Marriage of a man to two or more women. Polyandry Marriage of a woman to two or more men.
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Tom Green, a 21st century polygynist from Utah, posing with his five wives and some of his twenty-nine children.
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According to Serena Nanda (in Hodges, Introducing Cultural Anthropology), almost all marriages are arranged. Fraternal Polyandry – described by Melvyn Goldstein (in Hodges, Introducing Cultural Anthropology) – two, three, four or more brothers take a wife, who leaves her home to come and live with them.
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Bridewealth requires a man and his relatives to transfer wealth to the bride’s relatives; it is the most common marital exchange, found in more than one-half the world’s cultures.
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