The Tapestry of Culture
Rosman and Rubel
Chapter 6 Study Guide 1, pp. 113-129 (8th ed.); pp. 99-113 (9th ed.)


  1. What are two cultural items that almost all societies have with regards to men and women? Which is missing from one society? What society is that?
     

  2. List three examples that seem to violate the incest taboo.
     

  3. What is marriage within a group labeled as?
     

  4. What is marriage outside a group labeled as?
     

  5. What is "sister exchange"?
     

  6. What are payments by the groom made to the family of the bride called?
     

  7. What is wealth that a bride brings into a marriage called?
     

  8. What is the term that refers to the groom's working for the bride's family in order to marry the bride called? Who did this in the Bible?
     

  9. What term refers to the practice of having only one wife at a time?
     

  10. What general term refers to the practice of having more than one spouse at a time?
     

  11. What specific term refers to the practice of a man having more than one wife at a time? What is the term if the wives are sisters?
     

  12. What specific term refers to the practice of a woman having more than one husband at a time? What is the term is the husbands are brothers?
     

  13. What term refers to the practice of a widow marrying the brother of her dead husband as a cultural practice?
     

  14. What term refers to the practice of a widower marrying the sister of his dead wife as a cultural practice?
     

  15. What economic consideration makes divorce difficult in certain cultures?
     

  16. What term refers to the practice of a new bride and groom establishing an independent household?
     

  17. What two terms refer to the practice of a bride and groom establishing residence with his parents?
     

  18. What two terms refer to the practice of a bride and groom establishing residence with her parents?
     

  19. What term refers to the practice of a bride and groom establishing residence with his maternal uncle?
     

  20. What term refers to the practice of a bride and groom living alternatingly with each of their families of origin?
     

  21. What term refers to the practice of a bride and groom continuing to live separately with each of their families of origin?
     

  22. According to Rosman and Rubel, what is the difference between a family and a household?
     

  23. What is a nuclear family?
     

  24. What is an extended family?
     

  25. What is a stem family? In what country is this often practiced?
     

  26. What is a joint family?
     

  27. What term refers to a group which is based on shared kinship or descent?
     

  28. What adjective is used to describe a situation in which the children belong to the clan of their father?
     

  29. What adjective is used to describe a situation in which the children belong to the clan of their mother?
     

  30. What term is used to refer to an animal that is associated with a common ancestor of a clan?
     

  31. What is the term used to refer to a relative by marriage?
     

  32. What is the term used to refer to a blood relative?
     

  33. Why do Trobriand Islanders think that a child looks like his or her father? Whose clan does the child belong to? Why?
     

  34. What term is used to refer to a situation in which a person gets to choose whether to associate with his or her father's clan or mother's clan?
     

  35. What term is used to refer to a situation in which a person belongs to both his or her father's and mother's clan?

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