Past and present cultures around the world have diverse practices in selecting spouses and in the nature of marriage itself. Important variations in spouse selection include the range of persons eligible for one to marry, the persons having a voice in this selection, the gifts or transactions accompanying marriage, and the culturally appropriate motives for marriage. Marriages around the world vary in many ways, including their intimacy or aloofness, the extent and form of violence, the level of husband dominance, the division of labor, divorce freedom, level of divorce, and the number of permitted spouses of either sex. Space does not permit discussion of all of these aspects of courtship and marriage, and some are discussed elsewhere in this volume

My focus is on the range of eligible spouses, voice in mate selection, and in the number of permitted spouses of either sex.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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