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Author Zeitzen, Miriam Koktvedgaard.

Title Polygamy : a cross-cultural analysis / Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen.

Published Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.8423 ZEIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 206 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Defining Polygamy -- 1. Forms of Polygamy -- 2. Foundations of Polygamy -- 3. Theories of Polygamy -- Pt. II. Polygamy Cross-culturally -- 4. Muslim Polygamy in Malaysia -- 5. Christian Polygamy in the USA -- 6. Hindu Polygamy in India -- Pt. III. Living Polygamy -- 7. Polygamy and Gender -- 8. Polygamy and Modernity -- 9. Polygamy in Contemporary Societies.
Summary "Polygamy: A Cross-cultural Analysis provides an examination and analysis of historical and contemporary polygamy. It outlines polygamy's place in anthropological theory and its rich sociocultural diversity in countries ranging from the USA and UK to Malaysia, India, regions of Africa and Tibet. Polygamy also addresses often difficult and controversial issues facing modern polygamists, such as prejudice, HIV/AIDS and women's emancipation."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Polygamy -- Cross-cultural studies.
Polygamy -- History.
ISBN 9781845202200 (cloth)
1845202201 (cloth)
9781845202217 (paperback)
184520221X (paperback)