The Resource Age differentials between spouses and Australian marriage systems

Age differentials between spouses and Australian marriage systems

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Age differentials between spouses and Australian marriage systems
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Age differentials between spouses and Australian marriage systems
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Reviews various polygyny-gerontocracy explanations for the unusual age difference between spouses at 1st marriage in the central desert and N.T.; Suggests these are inadequate; Alternative argument; mating systems among hunter-gatherer groups in a stable situation represent systems of affiliation between local groups; Preferential marriage of a male to a female who is his MMBDD; Aranda marriage arrangements depend on large age differences otherwise conflicts arise which negate the utility of marriage alliance; Matrilateral second cross-cousin marriage is ecologically adaptive; Polygyny is then viewed as a by-product of the age difference
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Williams, B. J
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Age differentials between spouses and Australian marriage systems
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M0065475
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0090383
Label
Age differentials between spouses and Australian marriage systems
Publication
Control code
M0065475
System control number
0090383

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