Creates and alters relations between kin of each

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Creates and alters relations between kin of each spouse. (also about your family) Specifies economic duties of husband and wife. *practises about marriage is different everywhere, it shows diversity Marriage is a social practise: by which individuals and groups are reproduced and connected to each other (continuealy linking groups together and reproducing groups ) Marriage Forms: Monogamy (sleeping with each other) Polygamy (multiple spouses) -polygyny (men have multiple wife) -polyandry (woman have multiple husbands) (see also PDF of Key terms available on moodle) Neolocal Marriage is also alliance it is not between two people, it creates new status for the people getting married. Marriage is a way to create alliance between clans (exchange wealth). One of the exchanges are called the dowry. A dowry is what a bride would receive from her parents at the time of marriage. A bride would bring from her parents into the new household- grooms family. Bride wealth- gift from the groom to the brides family (symbolically to compensate will no longer be with the family that she was born into)
June 13, 2016 Winnie Yan Ghost Marriage (a form of Levirate Marriage): Exists among Nuer Sudan. It happens when a man dies before he has an heir and it said that his sprit is angry. His sprit will cause pain and suffering to the family. Therefore there Is no obligation to remember the dead and he needs a male heir. A male of the family will marry a female in the name of the deceased. A way of marrying a ghost and the children will be recognized as daughter/son of the dead man. Who is an appropriate sexual partner? Friends and Relatives Incest Taboo: there are guidelines about who you can sleep with (mother/child, siblings) It is wrong to be your cousin – biologically, blood relation to our cousins, “it’s like his sister”, against nature Iroquois Kinship: system of descent (eligible marriage partners: expected to marry the cross cousins) Parallel Cousins- ego has a mother and a father. The brother of the father the sister of the mother are considered blood relatives and are all parents. The children of those parents are called parallel cousins. It is the same sex as the parents and the sibling. Cross cousins – are the most desirable partner ego has a mother and a father. The sister of the father and the brother of the mother are called aunts and uncle. They are cross cousins Jo Huansi Peeps: Kinship and Kinship are connected: Marriage is voluntary and they are open to have a second partner Want everyone to be independent and not on each other Marriage is about sexuality: sex is important for women They are hard to maintain and the threats to family/marriage. One of the threats/challenge is can the family manage a polygamous situation. Fertility and motherhood is the most important about a female identity Age-reproduction Trobriand: How do they form allies on this society? A social grouping: matrilineliage Women/child link that carries out the matrileanage.

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