Kinship and Marriage Essay

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Kinship and Marriage

The definition of marriage ranges cross culturally, and in our culture it means the union of a man and wife, but that is also changing with time. Marriage serves a lot of purposes for the individuals who are getting married, and for their families. Being Sikh, and more specifically Punjabi, marriage plays a very big role in our society, and it is very different from the marriage portrayed in Yano and Dobe societies. These three societies may be very different from each other, but they all have religion in their societies, and I think they may have more in common regarding marriage, although they may seem very different. Marriage may be portrayed very differently in different societies, but the more you compare
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Kinship and Marriage

The definition of marriage ranges cross culturally, and in our culture it means the union of a man and wife, but that is also changing with time. Marriage serves a lot of purposes for the individuals who are getting married, and for their families. Being Sikh, and more specifically Punjabi, marriage plays a very big role in our society, and it is very different from the marriage portrayed in Yano and Dobe societies. These three societies may be very different from each other, but they all have religion in their societies, and I think they may have more in common regarding marriage, although they may seem very different. Marriage may be portrayed very differently in different societies, but the more you compare it to other cultures, the more similarities you will find. The purpose of this essay is to show the similarities between the three different societies and to understand why our definition of marriage is different but the underlying reasons and purposes of marriage remain the same.

In Indian societies marriage is often only between a man and a woman, and in the past there have been polygynous marriages, but those were mainly allowed and limited for royalty. Today, Indian societies practice arranged marriages, because they tend to be beneficial to the families and for the individuals that are getting married. Indias divorce rate is very low compared to that of the United States, the U.S. has a divorce rate of 50%, while India's is 1.1%. A
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