Chapter 9. Marriage, Family and Domestic Groups. Chapter Questions. What are some of the universal functions of marriage and the family? What are some of the rules that regulate marriage in different societies? How can these rules be explained?
Marriage, Family and Domestic Groups
Customs, rules, and obligations for relationships between:
Marriage provides a stable structure:
Mursi are largerly known for their custom of inserting a large balsawood or terracotta disk in the lower or upper lip. It is a sign of tribal identity and ornamentation but more importantly it is a useful means of indicating the size of the dowry paid.