ant.101 wk3 ds1 Social Organization responses


ant.101 wk3 ds1 Social Organization responses



Social Organization-Divorce


Kenyatta Jennings




 

From my understanding, bride wealth would be considered trading
livestock for a wife with the woman's family because livestock creates wealth
within the pastoral and other societies. Marriage is a negotiation. Women are
even put on lay away where the brides family is paid in installments and then
she is sent to live with her husband after she is paid full in full. Marriages
in the pastoral society are commonly stable because if the woman is unfaithful,
the livestock must be returned to the grooms kin which is a difficult thing to
do in due to the livestock being given to the brides brothers and other male
kin. It would be nearly impossible to return the livestock that was given
during marriage. If a woman of the pastoral society is unable to bear children,
she would be traded of for her younger sister. Currently, in the Northern
American societies there are no kinship ties that hold our marriages together. 
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