What Are The Pros And Cons Of Arranged Marriage

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Contents
1. Plagiarism Declaration
2. Introduction
3. Forms of marriage and spouses
• Exogamy
• Endogamy
• Arranged Marriages
• Preferential cousin marriage
• Levirate and Sororate
• Monogamy
• Polygyny
• Polyandry
4. Case studies
• Nayar
• Trobriand Islander
• Tiwi of North Australia
5. Conclusion
6. References

Introduction
Marriage is a transaction and resulting contract in which a woman and a man are recognized by society as having a continuing claim to the right of sexual access to one another and in which the woman involved is eligible to bear children. Although, in many societies husbands and wives live together as members of the same household but not for all societies. Marriage is the first step in constructing kin-ship based corporate groups. Marriage brings
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In parts of West Africa successful women merchants who may already be married to a man will take a wife to help with the domestic duties while she’s at work (Amadiume 1987). People usually marry for various and multiple reasons and some of the reasons may be establishing alliance between families. Practices like arranged marriage and marriage exchanges suggest that marriage is often more than a relationship between individuals forming a bond. Another benefit of marriage is the creation of stable relationships between men and women that regulate sexual mating and reproduction. Another social benefit of marriage is that it provides a mechanism for regulating the sexual division of labour that exists to some extent in all societies. Lastly, marriage creates a set of family relationships that can provide for the material, educational, and emotional needs of children. This assignment examines the different marriage practices among the Trobriand Islanders, the Nayar of India and how each culture or tribe values all the marriage

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