Relationship Between Family And Marriage Patterns

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In Anthropology we studied the relationship between family and marriage patterns. We live in the 21st century and different cultures have different views on marriage. How has marriage changed over the years, what is the meaning of family and what are the three different types of residence patterns? Relationships have changed and we need to learn more about them. Marriage is commonly thought of as a commitment between a man and a woman, or a man and a man, or a woman and a woman to love, respect and cherish each other through the good and bad in life. Marriage has changed a lot over the years. There are different forms of marriage that one practiced around the world. The most common marriage that we are used to in the United States, and it’s also practiced around the world, is called monogamy, which means having a single partner. We live in the 21st century, and there have been many changes including a lot more same sex marriages. Many cultures practice type of marriage called polygamy, which means being married to multiple spouses. There are three main point when we talk about economic exchange? The first point is dowry which means the transfer of goods or money from the bride’s side. Dowry is practical all over the world and It is said that a dowry is meant to help the newly-weds to set up their own home. Sometimes “the dowry is transferred to the groom’s family and not the couple it is more appropriately called groomprice. That dowry is given as…
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