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Polygamy : a cross-cultural analysis

Author: Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Berg, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen
ISBN: 9781845202200 1845202201 9781845202217 184520221X
OCLC Number: 191865698
Description: 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Forms of polygamy --
Foundations of polygamy --
Theories of polygamy --
Muslim polygyny in Malaysia --
Christian polygamy in the USA --
Hindu polyandry in India --
Polygamy and gender --
Polygamy and modernity --
Polygamy in contemporary societies.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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