I was one of 13 children raised by our father and three mothers in a polygamist community in utah we were fundamentalist mormons who practiced the original teachings of mormonism from its founder joseph smith. This study is the first to examine and compare the psychological symptomatology, self-esteem and life satisfaction of women in polygamous and monogamous relationships in syria a convenience sample of 276 women was studied, of whom 163 were senior wives in polygamous marriages and 113 were wives in monogamous marriages findings revealed that senior wives in polygamous marriages experienced. Polygamy has existed in all over the african continent thanks to the fact that it represents an aspect of their culture and religion these types of marriages have been more present in the whole history of africa like no other continent in the world.
Polygyny (/ p ə ˈ l ɪ dʒ ɪ n iː / from neoclassical greek πολυγυνία from πολύ- poly-many, and γυνή gyne woman or wife) is the most common and accepted form of polygamy, entailing the marriage of a man with several women. Polygyny is the most common and accepted form of polygamy, involving the marriage of one man with several women most countries that permit polygyny are muslim-majority countries, although historically hinduism, judaism, and early christianity have also permitted the practice. Polygyny (/ p ə ˈ l ɪ dʒ ɪ n iː / from neoclassical greek πολυγυνία from πολύ- poly-many, and γυνή gyne woman or wife) is a form of plural marriage, in which a man is allowed more than one wife (ie, it is a narrow form of polygamy, and distinguished from other forms of polygamy such as polyandry.
Women are usually thought of as the primary victims of polygynous marriages, but as cultural anthropologist joe henrich documents, the institution also causes problems for the young, low-status. The bible and the book of mormon teach that the marriage of one man to one woman is god’s standard, except at specific periods when he has declared otherwise 1 in accordance with a revelation to joseph smith, the practice of plural marriage—the marriage of one man to two or more women—was instituted among members of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints in the early 1840s. Faith and polygamy: which religions permit plural marriage polygamy usually refers to a man taking multiple wives polyandry, where a woman takes more than one husband, is a much rarer practice. As joseph smith secretly introduced plural marriage among the latter-day saints in nauvoo, illinois, in the 1840s, he simultaneously presented a theological foundation to explain and justify the practice. Polygamy: a cross-cultural analysis [paperback] miriam koktvedgaard zeitzen (author) book description: release date: august 5, 2008 forms of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions.
Opponents of plural marriage argue that exposure to polygamy is harmful to children texas officials believed that the “culture of polygamy” in the compound was such a threat to the children’s health that immediate removal was necessary. Polygamy and same-sex marriage may share some common ground, advocates should continue to distance same-sex marriage from plural a cross-cultural analysis of polygamy 1 canada 2 syria 3 bhutan 4 zimbabwe b international human rights analysis iv strategically framing same-sex marriage in relation to. 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: a cross-cultural analysis provides an examination and analysis of historical and contemporary polygamy. Plural marriage for our times is a provocative and informative survey of polygamy world-wide containing several implications for marriage and the family in the usa i have used it in the classroom as both a text and supplemental reading with dazzling effect.
Plural marriage, polygyny an extensive review of cross-cultural evidence, largely based the economics of polygamy 327 society is likely to experience polygyny in graphical terms, a. Table of contents early christians on plural marriage jump to subtopic: question: how did early christians view plural marriage question: if polygamy was commanded of god in order to raise seed, then why were adam and noah not commanded to practice polygamy. Use cross-cultural comparisons to support your argument, pay attention to the advantages and disadvantages of this form of marriage” in this essay i will argue the point that polygamy will not work in the australian society in which we live today.
All of these prominent programs dealing with polygyny cover plural marriages within fundamentalist mormon faith groups none deal with plural wives among muslim families none cover the decision by those polyamorous families who are not motivated by religious beliefs but decide to enter a equalitarian plural relationship for secular reasons. Still, even within cultures that permit polygyny, it is much less common than monogamous marriage, in part because it can be difficult to attract more than one spouse, even if you'd want to. Polygamy the practice of and reasons for polygamy sponsored link source: the following is an excerpt from the report: expanding recognition of foreign polygamous marriages: policy implications for canada prepared by dr martha bailey, principal researcher, professor beverley baines, co-principal researcher and professor bita amani, co-principal researcher of queen's university at kingston.
Why is our part of the world so hostile to polygamy plural marriage is surprisingly common, and popular, elsewhere differences in polygyny intensity cross- cultural research, 42, 103-117. Polygamy is the next battleground for marriage in the united states in fact, just last month a federal judge declared laws on the books in utah that guard against polygamy to be unconstitutional the state may still outlaw plural marriages, but it cannot prohibit polygamous cohabitating, thus weakening anti-polygamy law. 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.