Humanities
Watch the videos, and answer the following questions about polygyny to polyandry. .

Question Description

Watch these THREE videos first: (Will add third link soon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7HKmu3eMEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1cTk2cJQac

Write your observation as an essay that compares polygyny to polyandry, and matriarchal to patriarchal families on these dimensions:

1. Culture – how do each of these family forms maintain legitimacy in society?

  • Refer to cultural artifacts of symbols, values and norms.
  • How does ideology help secure these family forms as “normal”?

2. Power – who has the power in the family? How is this determined?

3. Then, compare these families to your own on culture and power.

For MY family part: My parents have the most power in the family since they are the oldest and they are the ones who gave me life. Culture wise, in my culture we do things such as setting up a christmas tree and just basic things your average person would do so.

FYI: I HAVE TO ADD 1 MORE LINK TOO! TOTAL OF THREE VIDEOS TO WATCH AND THEN START THE ANSWER!

Final Answer

Hello, kindly find the attached completed work. Thank You.

Running Head: FORMS OF FAMILIES

1

Forms of Families
Name
Institution of Affiliation
Date

FORMS OF FAMILIES

2

Polygyny is a form of polygamy where one man is married to more than one woman, two
or more. This is the most common type of polygamy and the most widely accepted in our
societies. It is mostly practiced today in African countries. Most of our society's traditions
support this form of polygamy though some do not. Religious institutions have different stands
regarding this issue. Christianity allows a man to have only one wife whereas Islam allows a man
to marry up to four wives. Polyandry, on the other hand, is a form of polygamy where one
woman is married to more than one man, two or more. This is a rare form of polygamy and is
practiced and accepted in very few parts of the world like some parts of India as seen in the
videos.
Polygyny is accepted in some parts of the world as the culture of those people. More so in
Africa, where part of the things that men take pride in is having many kids and wives. Childr...

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