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    The Benefits Of Polygyny

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    Generally speaking, polygyny is a rather useful form of marriage that can provide political, social, and even economic advantages, which is why it is the preferred form of marriage across the majority of societies. Historically, in Europe, polygyny was practiced in order to both ensure the birth of a son thus ensuring the continuance of monarchies. Additionally, some rulers practiced polygyny in order to, “build alliances with or annex neighboring kingdoms” (Ember 193), ergo providing a means of achieving peace between various principalities. Moreover, the practice of polygyny can provide various social benefits as well. As mentioned in our textbooks, a study conducted by Connie Anderson found that women in South Africa choose to take part…

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    Essay On Polygamy

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    Introduction Polygamy is the act of having more than one spouse. Deviance is any behavior, belief or condition that violates significant social norms in the society or group in which it occurs (Kendall). It is most commonly practiced amongst Mormons in Utah, although it can happen elsewhere. There are different variations of the kinds of polygamist in America such as a family that does not conceal their status as a polygamist, compared to more secretive families who prefer more privacy.…

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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…

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    “Every man should have four wives: a Persian, with whom he can converse; a woman from Khorasan, for the housework; a Hindu woman to raise the children, and one from Transoxiana, whom he can beat as a warning to the others” (Mirza Aziz Koka). Polygamy was practiced in the ancient world and is still a custom today among certain groups in Africa, Asia, India, and the Middle East depending on the law, culture, and religion. The term “Polygamy” is used to describe the general practice of multiple…

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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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    Polygamy is a marriage that includes more than two partners. There are two different forms of polygamy: polygyny, when a man is married to more than one woman, and polyandry, when a woman is married to more than one husband at a time. The term that refers to those who practice polygamy is polygamists. Some cultures have no problem with polygamy, and they are fully accepting. In general, polygamy is legal in some countries in the form of polygyny. On the other hand, other cultures and countries…

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    Polygyny In Mende Men

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    The film that was shown in class today focused on a group of people known as the Mende, whose views of marriage and families differs greatly from an Americans views on those topics. The Mende practice polygyny, which means that one husband can have multiple wives. One of the families introduced in the film, there was one husband, multiple wives, and several children. According to the only husband and father, he keeps his children under control simply because he feeds them. In fact, according to…

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    The topic of underage courtships in polygamous communities has been an ongoing debate since the late 1850’s and is currently being argued in places all around the world. These types of marriages restrict freedom of women and young children, because men are married to more than one wife, men in polygamous marriages are given full power over each family unit, and these women and young children are often left to live in poverty. However, there are many different cultures that practice polygamy,…

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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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    FLDS Essay

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    two. In 1830, Joseph Smith created the Mormon faith. It originally practiced polygamy, but as the religion gained popularity, so did polygamy. Be that as it may, polygamy was not accepted in society, so in 1868 the United States outlawed it. The Church of Latter-Day Saints did not outlaw polygamy in the church till 1890 (Brower). As with anything in life, there were individuals who did not support the ban on polygamy. Instead of accepting their fate, a group of followers separated from the…

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