Mode Of Marriage

Associated Documents (9)

Associated Hypotheses (10)

Main AuthorHypothesis
Ayres, BarbaraSocieties requiring a bride price at marriage should tend to have a higher proportion of bridetheft than those where considerations at marriage are less substantial (242)
Murdock, George Peter"When the normal mode of marriage is by the exchange of sisters, the same kinship terms tend to be applied to MoBrWi and FaSi, to WiBrWi and Si, and to WiBrDa and SiDa" (172)
Roberts, John M.". . . the evil eye is positively associated with modes of marriage that involve the transfer of a substantial amount of property from either the groom's or the bride's kinsmen to the kinsmen of the spouse" (246)
Heath, Dwight B.". . . mode of marriage is related to the subsistence contribution of women in the society. . . . We expect a definite consideration to be tendered to the bride's family more often where the female contribution to subsistence is appreciable . . ." (78-79)
Goody, JackThe incidence of bridewealth decreases along a kin group scale with highest incidence in patrilineal and then double descent kin groups, matrilineal kin groups, and finally lowest incidence in bilateral groups. The less frequent marriage transactions, dowry and gift exchange, are not associated with any particular kin group. Absence of any transactions is related to kin groups in the reverse order of the bridewealth-kin group relationship (51)
Schaefer, James MichaelAn ordered category of mode of marriage (from gift exchange to dowry) will be associated with general scales of evolution (subisstence type, societal complexity, and settlement pattern).
Gaulin, Steven JCPolygyny will be positively related with degree of sexual stature dimorphism (471).
Gaulin, Steven JCSocieties with EIM or Ecologically Imposed Monogamy (monogamy combined with egalitarian resource structure) will have lower sexual stature dimorphism than those practicing polygyny or Socially-Imposed Monogamy (SIM, monogamy in highly stratified societies). (471)
Bourguignon, ErikaTrance types will be associated with societal characteristics (47-68).
Passmore, SamChange in kinship terminologies will be universally predicted by mode of marriage.

Associated OCMs

  1. mode of marriage
  2. kin relationships