Family Ties: diversity of families in different cultures.
I accept you as my wife …
Explains Maila Dai, a merchant of the people that Bargaau. “We believe that polyandry is like insurance for women. If a husband is not good or leaves his wife , there is always another brother “
An even more rare is when a society allows the couple take as many husbands as wives . The Zoe Amazonian tribe still practices these relationships and links that combines polygyny and polyandry.
… and promise to be faithful in good times and in bad …
The infidelity , morally forbidden in our society (which does not mean that there is, and it even has a name: polyamory), in other cultures is well regarded.
Among the Nayar , in Southeast India, women, apart from her legal husband or ‘Pater’, may have different lovers, who are the ones who generate their offspring. But the authority of all these offspring are educated in households where they are the brothers of the wife who has the authority. This is because the husbands rituals or Pater, statutory, are nambodri Brahmin caste, upper caste, who accept the Nayar sex but not the offspring is born of these
The h uaorani , Amazon also not eroticize and sexualize l to need comfort and physical contact. For them to have sex is just two people (man and woman) performing intercourse in a hammock for reproductive purposes. As it is difficult for a woman to get pregnant at first intercourse, all must contribute to the creation of children, hence it is not strange that many men go through the same hammock of a woman. Repeat sex is considered necessary for a pregnant woman and the fetus to grow.
There are at least 400 clubs exchange partner in the U.S. and 600 in Europe. However, it is not accepted practice in our society, not between the Inuit. Currently, the exchange is for pleasure, sex for sex, and there must be an agreement of the four parts. So if man secretly continued with a wife of another, what it does is kill his wife if she does not accept the exchange, as it is considered adultery.Then commits suicide, thus prevents the family of his wife killing ends.
Among kadar northern Nigeria, marriages are arranged by parents as children, until they reach maturity to go to live together. But during that time it is not uncommon that the girl becomes pregnant by another man, and this will not disturb anyone: The kadar not give any value to the premarital chastity . The offspring of these pregnancies becomes part of the promised and is well received as evidence of the fertility of the bride.
marriages also the muria , northwestern India, are arranged by the parents, but before you are initiated into the practice Love by other boys and girls over a communal hut called “ghotul” If either one or the other have slept with all members of ghotul, sexual curiosity will have been satisfied, and the temptations adultery after marriage will be reduced.
… in sickness and in health …
Among the Rajputs of Northern India, marriage is prohibiting them t be talking to each other in the presence of older people, so they can only talk at night.And the husband can not show any affection or welfare by the woman, if she becomes ill, notify your in-laws.
Among the Fur of Sudan, husbands usually sleep apart from their wives, in their own houses, and eat in a dining room exclusively for men. It is not an isolated case, in many societies, husbands spend time in “special men’s houses” and sometimes even sleep in them. There they bring the food to the wives and children, who are forbidden to enter. Males Ashanti eat with their sisters, mothers, nieces and nephews, but never with their children and wives, who are cooking them. So, every evening there is a hustle bustle of children to their parents bring them food from his mother’s house.
In our contemporary society, the idea prevails that filiation, kinship, derived from a biological rather than a social link. This belief collides with another type of procreation: artificial insemination, egg donation, loan or surrogacy, embryo freezing, IVF, adoption … What are the rights and obligations of legal and biological parents? Does the child must know the identity of the donors, who rented the uterus or provide sperm? But most people are not concerned about the question of the legitimacy of the child but who has the right to control their destiny.
… and love you and honor you all the days of my life.
What God just joined,
Among the Bathonga southern Mozambique, domestic life of his extended family, including obtaining wives, was under the control of men over the age of first generation
… no man put asunder.
The ! Kung San , Bushmen of the Kalahari, marry when the woman has between 8 and 12 years.Husbands are not allowed to have sex with them until they are sexually mature. The husband lives in the group of the Bride (uxorilocal) and works to serve her in-laws, until they pass 10 years or born the third child. Then it is considered that marriage is stable and can live in group wishing, which is usually the husband. Although there are rare long-term bonds, can be divorce, and in this case, the woman does not lose status and can be paired, but a divorced man, as a bachelor, is marginal. The aim of man! Kung san is married to have and to own hut and participate in group meetings.
The m osuo of China, or Nas, dispense with the marriage and maintain a complete sexual freedom, which makes the lack of father and children are reared in the house of his mother’s lineage.
Because the reality is that l to polygamy (plural marriage) is given, at least in 90% of all culturesof the world , and com is the variety of sexual behaviors that predominates. And q ue life in humans, of course, not only continues parameters biological, but on t odo social .
” Q t is clear that no one knows the limits q ue should have domestic institutions hu weeks pa ra satisfy human nature. thing only is clear is that there is no single pattern that is more natural than another ” .
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