Exogamy – The Practice of Marrying Outside of One’s Social Group

Exogamy - The Practice of Marrying Outside of One's Social Group

Exogamy is a widely practiced marriage custom whereby individuals marry outside of their social group. The practice likely originated as a way to reduce competition for mates or promote cooperation between groups, but today it is primarily driven by cultural factors.

What are the different marriage wealth-exchange practices?

What are the different marriage wealth-exchange practices

Marriage wealth-exchange practices are strongly influenced by the economic modes of production (foraging, horticulture, pastoralism or intensive agriculture) of the society, the resulting relations of production and the possibility of wealth accumulation.

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