ANT 101 Week 3 DQs

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DQ 1: Describe the correlation between bride wealth and stability of marriage. How is your understanding of this relationship impacted by the status of women in pastoral societies?
Reflect on marriage in current North American societies. Is there pressure to stay with a spouse from members of our kinship groups? What factors contribute significantly to the stability of marriages in your culture? Use terminology from the text and ideas from your own life to support your answers.

DQ 2: As we have learned, an emic perspective is the insiders understanding / perception of why a culture may do as they do while etic is the perspective of the outsider.
Explain the impact forced and voluntary conversion to Christianity has had on the leadership structure and social control of chiefdoms using one of these two perspectives in which to make your argument. Include specific examples and terminology from Chapter Six to reinforce your point of view.

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