Lesson 8: Sex and marriage

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Lesson 8: Sex and marriage
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  1. MARRIAGE
    A culturally sanctioned union between two or more people that establishes certain rights and obligations between the people, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. Such marriage rights and obligations most often include, but are not limeted to sex, labor, properly, child rearing, exchange, and status.
  2. CONSANGUINEAL KIN
    Biologically related relatives, commonly referred to as blood relatives by birth.
  3. AFFINAL KIN
    People related through marriage.
  4. INCEST TABOO
    The prohibition of sexual contact between certain close relatives, usually parent-child and sibling relations at a minimum.
  5. ENDOGAMY
    Marriage within a particular group or category of individuals.
  6. EXOGAMY
    Marriage outside the group.
  7. MONOGAMY
    Marriage in which both partners have just one spouse.
  8. SERIAL MONOGAMY
    A marriage form in which an individual marries or lives with a series of partners in succession.
  9. POLYGAMY
    An individual having multiple spouses at the same time.
  10. POLYGYNY
    Marriage of a man to two or more women at the same time; a form of polygamy.
  11. POLYANDRY
    Marriage of a woman to two or more men at one time; a form of polygamy.
  12. GROUP MARRIAGE
    Marriage in which several men and women have sexual access to one another.; also called co-marriage.
  13. FICTIVE MARRIAGE
    Marriage by proxy to the symbols of someone not physically presentto establish the social status of a spouse and heirs.
  14. PARALLEL COUSIN
    Child of a father's brother or a mother's sister.
  15. CROSS COUSIN
    Child of a mother's brother or a father's sister.
  16. BRIDE-PRICE
    Money or valuable goods paid by the groom or his family to the bride's family upon marriage; also called bride wealth.
  17. BRIDE SERVICE
    A designated period of time after marriage when the groom works for the bride's family.
  18. DOWRY
    Payment of a woman's inheritance at the time of her marriage, either to her or to her husband.

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