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...The anthropological foundation perspective that a culture's customs and ideas should be viewed within the context of that culture
3 types of marriage
monogamy(unites 2 individuals)
polygyny(one mans and 2 or more wives) - Laos
polyandry( one wife and 2 or more husbands) -Tibet
considerations for ongoing marriage
arranged marriages (agreement between goups - alliances) - India
levirate erogamy - when a man dies, his brother
or close relative marries his wife
socorate - when a woman dies, her sister or
close relative marries her widow
endogamy - appropriate spouse must come
from INSIDE your group
exogamy - appropriate spouse comes from
OUTSIDE your group.
financial considerations to marriage
dowry ( transfer of wealth from bride's family to groom's family)
bride price (transfer of wealth from groom's family to bride - ex:cows)
...an event in a culture wuld be an explanation that derives from the natives of that culture
...psychological disorientation experienced when attempting to operate in a radically different cultural environment
types of kin
consanguines (relatives by blood)
affines (relatives by marriage)
fictive kin (kin not related by marriage or blood -
ex - godparents)
term used bu anthropologists and is learning process with emphasis on cultural content
shared ( to give it meaning)
adaptive (clothing, housing, food)
learned (NOT BIOLOGICAL)
passed on from generation to generation
cultural systems perspective
shared beliefs (ideas, values)
behaviors (patterns, customs)
artifacts (material possesions)
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