Sex Marriage and Family-004

Sex Marriage and Family-004 - Chapter 12 Sex, Marriage, and...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Sex, Marriage, and Family Culture often regulates sexual behavior When How Between who Why marriage and regulation of sex? Because for much of time and most of the world their was no contraception population control Religious and moral regulation shunned pre-marital sex and adultery North America (scarlet letter) v. Middle East (stoning) Control of Sexual Relations Marriage-A culturally sanctioned union between two, or more, people that establishes certain rights and obligations between the people, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. Marriage rights and obligations Sex Labor Property Child rearing Exchange Control of Sexual Relations Incest Taboo-The prohibition of sexual relations between specified individuals, usually parents, children, and sibling relations at a minimum What is incest? Siblings 1st Cousins 2nd Cousins Parents and their Siblings Control of Sexual Relations Genetically, when two relatives have children, even brother and sister, it does not cause genetic mutations! Inbreeding increases the likelihood of genetic problems, which already exist in a families gene pool....
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ANTHRO SOC 101 taught by Professor Kylelubsen during the Fall '10 term at MO St. Louis.

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Sex Marriage and Family-004 - Chapter 12 Sex, Marriage, and...

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