Question 2 Why do many Tibetans choose polyandry over monogamous or polygynous

Question 2 why do many tibetans choose polyandry over

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Question 2: Why do many Tibetans choose polyandry over monogamous or polygynous marriage? Unlike our own society, where monogamy is the only form of marriage permitted, Tibetan society allows a variety of marriage types, including monogamy, fraternal polyandry, and polygyny. Fraternal polyandry and monogamy are the most common forms of marriage, while polygyny typically occurs in cases where the first wife is barren. The widespread practice of fraternal polyandry, therefore, is not the outcome of a law requiring brothers to marry jointly. The Tibetans’ own explanation for choosing fraternal polyandry is materialistic. Question 3: According to Tibetans, what are some of the disadvantages of polyandry? Although Tibetans see an economic advantage to fraternal polyandry, they do not value the sharing of a wife as an end in itself. On the contrary, they articulate a number of problems inherent in the practice. For example, because authority is customarily exercised. For example,
because authority is customarily exercised by the eldest brother, his younger male siblings have to subordinate themselves with little hope of changing their status within the family. When these

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