Polygamy: A Cross-cultural Analysis (BOK)

Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen

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Forms of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions. The amazing variation, versatility and adaptability of polygamy underscore that it is not just an exotic non-Western practice, but also exists in modern Western societies. Polygamy: A Cross-cultural Analysis provides an examination and analysis of historical and contemporary polygamy. It outlines polygamy's place in anthropological theory and its rich sociocultural diversity in countries ranging from the USA and UK to Malaysia, India, regions of Africa and Tibet. Polygamy also addresses often difficult and controversial issues facing modern polygamists, such as prejudice, HIV/AIDS and women's emancipation. Polygamy: A Cross-cultural Analysis offers an anthropological overview of the fascinating yet often misunderstood institution of polygamy.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen
Forlag
Berg Publishers
ISBN 9781845202217
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 353 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Sociology: family & relationships, Social theory