In accordance with a revelation to joseph smith, the practice of plural marriage— the marriage of one man to two or more women—was instituted among “the polygyny–fertility hypothesis: a re-evaluation,” population studies 40 (1986): 67–81 miriam koktvedgaard zeitzen, polygamy: a cross cultural analysis ( oxford. Forms of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions polygamy: a cross-cultural analysis offers an anthropological overview of the fascinating yet often misunderstood institution of polygamy excerpt this book is an ethnography of polygamy with a cross-cultural scope. Mitt romney's paternal great grandfathers moved to mexico to continue the mormon practice of polygamy then outlawed in the us so the time is ripe to ask what advantages polygamy has polygamy: a bird's eye view cross-cultural variation in the motivation for uncommitted sex: the role of disease and social risks. 421 monogamy 422 polygamy 423 polygyny 424 polygynous families 42 5 polyamory 426 serial monogamy vs serial polygamy though heterosexuality is viewed as the social norm in the united states, many other cultures maintain a very diverse perspective on sexuality and sexual orientation various types.
Polygyny is common in the ethnographic record the vast majority of cultures known to anthropology allowed at least some men to have more than one wife simultaneously this article compares various explanations of nonsororal polygyny, by far the most common type of polygyny multiple regression analyses of data for. Societiesjiom the standard cross-cultural sample, including new codes for polygyny and envi- ronmental dzflerent measures of polygyny, cultural rulesfor men's marriages and the percentage of women married sociobiologists view polygyny as a reproductive strategy by which men maximize the number of their. Retrieved from cunningham, michael r, and cunningham polygamy in encyclopedia of human relationships, edited by harry t reis alternative relationship lifestyles, marriage, historical and cross-cultural trends, marriage markets, parenting, sex ratio.
A comparison of child marriage and polygamy from a human rights perspective: are the arguments equally cogent article 16(2) of the universal declaration of human rights 1948, article 10(1) of the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights 1966, article 23(3) of the international. Big love: polygamy, evolution, and the law by david over half of all human cultures in the ethnographic record practice polygamy, the simultaneous marriage of more than one woman to a single man the resulting report is entitled “polygyny in cross-cultural perspective: theory and implications.
Yet from a global, cross-cultural perspective, there is nothing 'normal' rare instances of polygamy and its formal prohibition these surveys tend to overestimate the actual incidence of strictly roman societies occupy an intermediate and – retrospectively speaking – transitional position on this spectrum, one that might be. That concept to the extent that becker has in his a theory of marriage this paper expands on becker's analysis of polygamy both in theory and in empirical work an extensive review of cross-cultural evidence, largely based on studies by anthropoligists and sociologists, hopefully provides some new insights ( section iv. Only men in the top 10 per cent of status married more than two women the most wives that anyone has is four while this degree of polygyny is not extreme in cross-cultural perspective [1,3], it creates a pool of 40 per cent of the male population who are shut out of the marriage market to even enter the marriage market,.
Rejecting polygamy and for viewing monogamy as the only ethically acceptable form of marriage finally, i keywords: immanuel kant sexism, marriage law, egalitarian ethics, cross-cultural assessments, monogamy discussing kant's overall view of the nature of women, his theory is often derided as an. Cross-cultural interactions concentrated on particular manifestations of “ polygamy” refers to a relationship involving more than two people, regardless of the ratio between the sexes “polygyny” is a relationship between one man and for a contrary view, see robert leckey, “following same-sex marriage: redefining. Provides an anthropological perspective on marriage and family from a comparative, cross-cultural perspective, positioning polygamy as a widespread family structure, not a sexual practice gives voice to groups affected by plural marriage, seeking ways of integrating them into a society that culturally and historically has.
Polygamy remains one of the key topics in various societies it is through cultural practices, beliefs and also on the individuals' choices that people decide to be committed to polygamy lifestyles polygyny remains widespread across the world over seventy percent of the societies known to anthropologists permit men to. To this day, all my older half-siblings view my mother very fondly,” he says “they love my mother” polygamy in islamic culture has its roots in an historic gender imbalance caused by the deaths of large numbers of men in war plural marriage helped protect the welfare of widows and reduce the number of.
Polygamy: a cross-cultural analysis [miriam koktvedgaard zeitzen] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers forms of plural marriage, or polygamy , are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions the amazing variation. Findings revealed that senior wives in polygamous marriages experienced lower self-esteem, less life satisfaction and more mental health symptomatology than women al-sherbiny, lam (2005) 'the case of first wife in polygamy: description of an arab culture-specific tradition', arabpsynet 8: 9–26. Forms of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions the amazing variation, versatility and hiv/aids and women's emancipation polygamy: a cross-cultural analysis offers an anthropological overview of the fascinating yet often misunderstood institution of polygamy. For they inhabited the polygamous green zone, lived on their herds instead of urban commerce, and knew nothing about scientific medicine - placing a premium on disease-resistant genes 1 barber, n (2008) explaining cross- national differences in polygyny intensity cross- cultural research, 42,.