ANT 206 Class Notes 2 - Anthropology Annual Editions 12\/13 AE 10 When cousins do more than kiss(Laying 1 What is the incest taboo It is a taboo within a

ANT 206 Class Notes 2 - Anthropology Annual Editions 12/13...

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Anthropology: Annual Editions 12/13 AE 10: When cousins do more than kiss (Laying) 1. What is the incest taboo? 2. Why does it exist? What are some of the theories explaining it? 1. What is fraternal polyandry? How is it arranged? Why is it adopted in Tibet? 2. Are there other types of marriage in Tibet? Which is least common of all? 3. Why does fraternal polyandry continue to be a preferred marriage form in Tibet? Because land is scarce and families could not afford to keep dividing their land amongst the next generation of males that married their own wives and set up their own nuclear families. They could not buy new land and could only work the land that they already had. This form of marriage helps to negate that problem. AE 16: Arranging Marriage in India (Nanda) 1. How are marriages arranged in India? By whom and why?

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