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    In John Witte Jr’s Article, “ The case against polygamy” an article published by First Thing. Witte Jr discusses the fact that religious groups such as mormons and muslims to name a few, have argued against the government in an attempt to protect the act. Witte Jr furthers to ask if polygamy is the new same sex marriage. In “ The case against polygamy” Witte Jr states that while recognition of same sex marriage does not make legalization inevitable(2) Witte Jr argues that in the hebrew bible more than two dozen polygamist among the heroes of faith(2). But the greeks were the first to state that polygamy is a form of domestic tyranny.. Augustine wrote about polygamy but argued that polygamy was a thing for the biblical patriarchs, but not for people of this day. In an argument against nature Witte Jr continues to say that in the animal world, animals have the knowledge that reproduction occurs between male and female. But he says that an animal may have several mates during its lifetime.He furthers to say, that a man can impregnate several women in one night, but only one man can impregnate one woman at a certain time on the same night. Writers of the catholic and protestant faith wrote that polygamy was not only a violation of the law but that it violates the rights of wives and children. Witte Jr writes that thousands of years ago Jewish rabies protested that polygamy brought trouble. Bringing grief even to the most God fearing men. Wives of men who…

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    In light of the recent widespread debate on gay marriage, polyamory has pushed its way to the periphery of public discussion. It has generally, however, been spoken of derisively, often as the negative extension of an argument against same-sex marriage—“gay marriage today, polygamy tomorrow”, you may hear from detractors of the Supreme Court’s recent decision. Does the science related to polyamory, however, back up such negative views of it? Recent research from Morrison, Beaulieu, Brockman,…

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    Polyandry Research Paper

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    Polyandry Introduction The most common and accepted form of marriage union in our society is between two individual who love each other, however there are cultures around the world where individuals have multiple spouses. Polygamy is know as a husband taking multiple wives(Conger). An example of a polygamous family in the United States is the Brown family who has a TLC reality show called “Sister Wives”(Dalrymple). The family lives in Utah where it is legal to have multiple wives…

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    Polyandry Vs Monogamary

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    The topic on variation of marriage was quite intriguing. In the U.S we mainly see monogamy families, however, there are polygamy families ( ex. Sister Wives) this can be seen in states such as Utah. Monogamy is marriage between two adults. Now monogamy family systems can be classified to one man and one woman, two men, or two women. Where polygamy has two subtopics: polyandry and polygyny. Polyandry is marriage between one woman and many men (this is rare but does occur in locations such as…

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    This reading is about Polyandry, Which means a woman with several husbands. This is the exact opposite of polygyny, which means a man with several wives. In this reading you learn about polyandry in Tibet. in Tibet, this is a form of population control. Among Tibetans, the good life relegates many women to spinsterhood. The mechanics of congenial polyandry are basic. Two, three, four, or more siblings mutually take a wife, who abandons her home to come and live with them. Customarily, marriage…

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    Marriage is the economic and sexual union between two or more people. Many people marry for love, economic reasons, and simply just to start a family. Many cultures throughout the world partake in different types of marriage such as monogamy, polygamy, cousin marriages, arranged marriages, and group marriages. For example, Monogamy is a marriage between two people that usually consists of a man and a woman. It is most commonly seen in societies like the United States. On the other hand,…

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    According to dictionary.com; polygyny is defined as the practice or condition of having more than one wife at one time. dictionary.com also says polyandry is the practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time. Many societies practice both polygyny and polyandry across the world. However, still to this day, polygyny and polyandry are restricted in many religions and countries and these relationships are often not properly recognized amongst every culture. Both of these can be…

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    Fraternal polyandry (which can be defined as a type of marriage where 2 or more brothers get married to one wife) is the ideal form of marriage and family setting in this society for the reason that it ensures that there is only one set of heirs per family thus keeping family owned land intact within the family and any feuds over land and other inheritable properties are avoided (Goldstein, 1987:2). One of the disadvantages of fraternal polyandry is that generally it is the eldest brother who…

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    access to the wife is referred as fraternal polyandry (Goldstein 1). This type of marriage is basically arranged by parents with children. However, the Westerns do not see this as the right thing to do and they believe that this is structural violence because it harms them from preventing them from meeting their basic needs and therefore they also believe in structural relativism because they are judging them by their own personal perspective. Agency plays a part…

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    Nyimba Family Essay

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    Ka Her Dr. Luke Matthews Cultural Anthropology & Human Diversity The Nyimba People: “Be Honest” The concept of marriage differs from culture to culture, whether it may be monogamy, polygyny, or polyandry. These concepts are usually cultural constructed as society changes through its values, religions, or way of life. Since their arrival from the Tibetan plateau about 200 years ago, the Nyimba people of northwest Nepal have adapted a polyandry marriage culture. Meaning, for every family of…

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