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bride price:

see marriagemarriage,
socially sanctioned union that reproduces the family. In all societies the choice of partners is generally guided by rules of exogamy (the obligation to marry outside a group); some societies also have rules of endogamy (the obligation to marry within a group).
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The Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs now needs to make this information known to the people of this Country as the bride price payment is still being practiced (p.
In his analysis of the bride price, Hylkema tries to come to terms conceptually with the following problem: how it is possible that Me accept the seemingly contradictory statement that women are bought and sold, in the sense that they have a price, without thereby being stripped of their individuality (p.
Anderson (2007) explains that the marriage payments come in two forms: the payment that is transferred from the bride's family to the groom's family is usually called the dowry and the payment that is transferred from the groom's side to the bride's is called the bride price. Bride price occurs in two thirds of societies.
Participants distinguished between formalised marriage (which included traditional or religious ceremonies and the exchange of bride price) and informal marriages acknowledged by the community over time.
"Melines' bride price had been paid when she was just three years of age.
But it is at this fair, held twice each year, that the Kalaidzhi (as the estimated 18,000 Thracian tinkers are known) conduct the complex negotiations on a bride price that traditionally lead to marriage.
A few years later, the constitution born of the historic South African election that ended apartheid made Nonkululeko "free" and "equal." But the eight cows paid for her as a bride price mean that she is neither.
Emecheta writes about the injustice of male prejudice and the inflexible social structures in her native country in The Bride Price without romanticizing about it.
On learning that Arunachalee girls from the age of 'lapiya' (wooden clamp that chains them forcefully in their in-laws' house) or Lummer Dai's monumental novel 'Kanya Mulya' (Bride price) reflecting the agonies of the young girls have revolted against the age-old tradition still in practice, she quipped, "They are our heroines and should be celebrated and taken to New Delhi for the nation to know the trendsetters".
Levirate so far is a well-intended solution to the sudden disarray of a young widow and spares the problem of paying the bride price for her new husband because she already belongs to the family.
The prohibition of high bride price would make it difficult to do otherwise.
"Bride price" is NGO language, deliberately strung together to demean the practice.