FORMS OF MARRIAGE
HELLO! I am Rita Baliarsingh ABOUT ME Masters in anthropology Specialization in socio cultural anthropology Extensive field research in kinship
Marriage as a universal social institution is found to exist in all communities Types & forms of marriage may vary from community to community lt helps in establishing family identities.
MONOGAMY Marriage of one man with one woman at a time. It is the most common and acceptable form of marriage. Modern biological researchers, using the theory of evolution, postulates four aspects of monogamy.
Social Monogamy-Two persons, living together, having sex with each other and cooperating in acquiring basic resources such as food, clothes and money Sexual Monogamy-An exclusive sexual relationship between a female and a male. Genetic monogamy-Two partners only have offspring with one another. Marital Monogamy-marriage of only two people
Serial Monogamy it is a form of monogamy in which an individual has only one partner at a time. Possibilities of remarriage exist in case of divorce or death. E.g.. Caribbean, Brazil, Mauritius NON-SERIAL MONOGAMY Also known as straight monogamy. A person has the same spouse throughout 7
Advantages of Monogamy elt promotes better understanding between husband and wife. lt contributes to family peace,solidarity and happiness. It regulates sexual behaviour. gives emotional security elt enjoys social approval and public recognition
Disadvantages of Monogamy Sexual boredom and a desire for variety Sexual incompatibility eLack of misunderstanding between spouses The concentration of negative energy "Living together" has developed as a weak form of marriage with less mutual responsibilities
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I have done masters in Anthropology. I have carried out extensive field study on kinship among the tribes of odisha. I have 15 years of teac