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By Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen

sorts of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced inside many of the world's cultures and religions. the fantastic edition, versatility and flexibility of polygamy underscore that it isn't simply an unique non-Western perform, but additionally exists in sleek Western societies. Polygamy: A Cross-cultural research presents an exam and research of ancient and modern polygamy. It outlines polygamy's position in anthropological concept and its wealthy sociocultural variety in nations starting from america and united kingdom to Malaysia, India, areas of Africa and Tibet. Polygamy additionally addresses usually tough and arguable concerns dealing with smooth polygamists, akin to prejudice, HIV/AIDS and women's emancipation. Polygamy: A Cross-cultural research bargains an anthropological evaluate of the interesting but frequently misunderstood establishment of polygamy.

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