Supplemental Reading #2

Supplemental Reading #2 - Brad Miller SOC 304 Supplemental...

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Brad Miller SOC 304 Supplemental Reading Childhood Association, Sexual Attraction, and the Incest Taboo: A Chinese Case In the article by Arthur P. Wolf, the topic and variations of the different types of marital residence types is investigated and discussed. According to Wolf, the village of Hsiachichou identifies two forms of patrilocal marriage, which he expresses primary concern for, and at least three types of uxorilocal marriage types. In a uxorilocal marriage, the husband is at some point, depending on the form of the marriage, is incorporated with the family of the wife. On the other side of the spectrum, there is patrilocal marriage, in which the wife becomes incorporated with the family of the husband. However, due to inevitable economic moderation, the traditional ways of the village become more complex which creates for discrepancies between generations. Wolf does a phenomenal job in his research depicting economic details such as an evolving economy, advancements in technology, etc. that validate modifications in traditional forms of marriage in the village of Hsiachichou. For example, before 1910 authoritative figures such as the boy’s parents or grand parents were the ones who
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 304 taught by Professor Shumaker during the Spring '08 term at SIU Carbondale.

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