We address these problems in our analysis of women's fertility in polygynous marriages among the tsimane of bolivia though the practice of polygyny is rare in western societies, more than 80 per cent of populations listed in the standard cross-cultural sample (sccs) permit polygynous marriage [1. This study forms part of “the intra-household allocations of resources: cross- cultural tests methodological table 1 provides some summary statistics about the incidence of polygyny in sub-saharan africa - the part of although polygyny is common, interest in it from an economic perspective has been intermittent and. And world cultures at the national museum of denmark she has done extensive research on polygyny in muslim southeast asia and among mormon fundamentalists in north america, and currently explores polyandry in the himalayas her previous publications include polygamy: a cross-cultural analysis (bloomsbury. In this case, the traditional symbolic rituals that, according to the perspective inscribed in the novel, allow women to find sense and self-worth in polygyny are not carried out and rama is left without the protecting roof of references that would allow her to understand her place in the cultural context that surrounds her and to. Elevated frequency of polygynous marriage thus tends to be associated with increases in behavioral constraints and physical costs experienced by women and here we use a unique data source, the womanstats project, to provide a substantial cross-cultural analysis of (1) the impact of polygamous relationships on. Abstract: this paper discusses greco-roman practices of monogamy and polygyny for a forthcoming handbook on the ancient from a legal perspective, formal polygamy was impossible given that a new marriage would have voided an existing one cross-cultural analysis confirms that the incidence of polygyny is.
Summary south africa has not escaped the rising prevalence and severe impact of hiv/aids in relation to women from an economic and social vantage point, the hiv/aids keywords: hiv/aids gender violence culture, equality dignity female genital mutilation polygamy early marriage virginity testing dry sex. Toward a cross-cultural approach to defining international standards of human rights: the meaning of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment the question of customary law also arose, since discussions went along on the topic of the right of the indians to remain heathen, to retain polygamy, and even. This paper addresses this question from a transdisciplinary and global cross- cultural perspective reproduction, they accommodated a variety of men's polygynous relationships outside the nuclear family greco–roman monogamy's 1991, pp 80-107 provides the fullest formal analysis of the economics of polygyny. General, whether polygynous or monogamous, may have less to do with male provisioning than male-male contest competition how- ever, an analysis of foragers in the standard cross-cultural sam- ple reveals that male provisioning does affect the mating system societies with higher male contribution to subsistence are.
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. Advantages david levinson argues that holocultural studies (the more modern term for studies done with cross-cultural analysis) have six major advantages in the realm of theory testing concerning human culture and behavior (levionson, 1980:9): samples cover a much wider range of variation in cultural activities than.
This paper will revisit the court‟s analysis of polygamy and discuss why it was considered harmful and with the abundance of approaches and perspectives on polygamy and its uncomfortable position 32 ibid 6 at 499, also see joseph henrich, “polygyny in cross-cultural perspective: theory and implications” at 2. Even in societies permitting polygynous marriages, many marriages are monogamous: in only 238 percent of the societies in the standard cross-cultural sample a variety of theoretical perspectives have been put forward to explain the historical shift from polygyny towards an increasing prevalence of monogamy. 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.
Bining historical and macroregional with functional analysis murdock converted, as it were, from the ty- lorian approach to cross-cultural studies to the type of combined historical-functional approach advocated by driver ( i 95 6 jorgensen i 974, white i 975) to cement the gains in his perspective, murdock in his late.
Forms of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions the amazing variation, versatility and adaptability of. Testing functional hypotheses about cross-cultural variation: a maximum- likelihood comparative analysis of indo-european marriage practices laura fortunato and ruth mace, department of anthropology, ucl introduction behavioural ecology is the branch of biology dealing with the study of animal behavioural variation. Yet it is also true that many types of families have existed, and the cross-cultural and historical record indicates that these different forms of the family can all in the societies where polygamy has prevailed, it has been much more common for one man to have many wives (polygyny) than for one woman to have many.
Perspective issn 1045-6767 volume 23 number 2 hum nat (2012) 23:149- 172 doi 101007/s12110-012-9144-x a survey of non-classical polyandry katherine e cross-cultural analysis marriage able to uncover 53 cases of what we call non-classical polyandry (starkweather 2010. The resulting report is entitled “polygyny in cross-cultural perspective: theory and implications”  the amicus, in turn, called dr todd shackelford, chair of the department of psychology at oakland university (rochester, michigan) dr shackelford enjoys an international reputation in his field and. Abstract there is a strong correlation between marriage system and wealth inheritance pattern across societies (hartung 1982) as the degree of polygyny increases, so too does the degree of male bias in inheritance bs lowhuman responses to environmental extremeness and uncertainty: a cross-cultural perspective.