Choose ONE of the following to write a short essay of 400-500 words. Be sure to read and reply to at least 3
other students. You must cite your textbook using terms and examples.
- (A) What are some of the alternatives to nuclear family arrangements considered in Chapter 19? What may
be the impact of new (and increasingly accessible) reproductive technologies on domestic arrangements? (B) To
what kind of family do you belong? How do the kin terms you use compare with the four classification systems
discussed in Chapter 19?
- According to Edmund Leach (1955), depending on the society, several different kinds of rights are allocated
by marriage. What are these rights? Which among these rights do you consider to be more fundamental in your
definition of marriage? Which ones can you do without? Why?