sociolgy notes

Topics: Marriage, Family, Male, Gender / Pages: 2 (280 words) / Published: Oct 20th, 2013
The IK Tribe
- They live in Northern Uganda
- By the age of 3, kids get kicked out
- 3 to 8 years: Junior band
- 8 to 13 years: Senior band
- Can’t look after yourself: Burden
- Family means very little to them
- Hazard to others
- Struggle to survive
- Old, sick and disabled are abandoned to die
- Mothers’ laugh at child when they’re hurt

The Nyinba:
- 1332 individuals: 716 males + 616 females
- High sex ratio= 116 males : 100 females
- Approx. 35% under 13 years of age
- Polyandry: women have more than 1 husband
- Households large + multi generational
- Each house 7.7 average + 2.6 generations in 1 family (average) since 1983.
The Nayer:
- Kerala, India, 18th Century
- Men spend part of each year and village to do military work
- Few years  grand ceremony and 7-12 year olds will be married to local men
- Husband: 3 days with wife secluded and then he leaves her
- Before or after puberty, she can get any amount of sex but not from lower class men
- If the female becomes pregnant  men who had sex with her, probable paternity
- No man comes forward => she’d be killed because she had sex with lower class/Muslim/Christian
- Men don’t give her food/clothes; family does
The Oneida Community:
- Group marriage
- 3-6 adults, 4 partners living together, share finances, household responsibility
- Bisexual relationships, more people enter marriage if everyone agrees. Usually happens in America
- Founder: John Humphrey Moyes
- 2 guidelines:
Cohabit Broken
- With consent of 3rd person
- No 2 people attachment, it will be classed as selfishness - Separation
- Not seeing each other over a period of time

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