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Control of sexual relations Nature vs. Culture Biology of sex : good for the community () or disruptive of the community (e.g. jealousy) Cultural control of sex : marriage regulates your sexual relationships; marriage is meant to minimize the disruptive affects of sex in community Religion typically regulates Christian Culture influences sexual relations doesn’t determine them Regulating sexual relations Marriage: A culturally sanctioned union between two or more people that
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Unformatted text preview: establishes certain rights and obligations between the people, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. Such rights and obligations most often include, but are not limited to, sex, labor, property, childrearing, exchange, and status. Is marriage universal? In almost every group. Our conception of marriage isn’t....
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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