The anthropology of marriage in lowland South America : bending and breaking the rules (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The anthropology of marriage in lowland South America : bending and breaking the rules

Author: Paul Valentine; Stephen Beckerman; C Alès
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume reveals that individuals in Amazonian cultures often disregard or reinterpret the marriage rules of their societies - rules that anthropologists previously thought reflected practice. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Valentine; Stephen Beckerman; C Alès
ISBN: 9780813052892 0813052890
OCLC Number: 1077768236
Notes: Editors Stephen Beckerman and Paul Valentine argue that while Amazonian societies certainly have variations on marriage practices, in reality the rules surrounding them are inconsistently followed. Utilizing methods of cultural and social anthropology and pulling together data from several cultures, contributors demonstrate how individual motives and opportunities--including desire, economics, or residence--result in marriage choices that may negotiate, manipulate, or ignore societal rules. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on print version record.
Description: Online Ressource (307 Seiten)
Responsibility: edited by Paul Valentine, Stephen Beckerman, and Catherine Alès.

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Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, Read more...

 
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