Key Terms & Concepts: Marriage

  • Marriage
  • Types of marriage: monogamy, polygamy, polygyny, polyandry, group, symbolic, levirate, sororate, ghost marriage, fixed-term
  • Serial monogamy
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Fraternal polyandry
  • Incest taboo
  • Exogamy
  • Endogamy
  • Arranged marriage
  • Cross-cousin marriage
  • Parallel-cousin marriage
  • Bride wealth (Bride price)
  • Bride service
  • Dowry
  • Hypergamy
  • Indirect dowry
  • Woman exchange
  • Gift exchange