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Organizational Patterns Primary group – people who we interact with in direct, intimate ways Facilitated by: 1.Face to face contact 2.Small size 3.Frequent and intense contact
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Organizational Patterns Functions: 1.Socializing agent for beliefs/attitudes 2.Realization of personal satisfaction 3.Instrument for social change Secondary group – characterized by impersonal, utilitarian contacts Goal oriented
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Marriage boundaries Monogamy – marriage of 1 man to 1 woman at a time (or two same sex partners) Sequential or serial monogamy – more than one spouse but not at the same time Polygamy – marriage to several individuals Supported by values of both genders Linked to sex ratio’s, economic conditions and beliefs
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Marriage boundaries Polygyny – 1 man married to several wives Most frequent form of polygamy Multiple wives are mark of prestige Sororal polygyny – all wives are sisters
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Marriage boundaries Polyandry – 1 wife married to several
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