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Marriage is a social and legal institution that involves the union of two people as partners in a committed relationship. This category covers topics related to the history and evolution of marriage, as well as cultural and legal practices around the world. From examining the meaning and purpose of marriage to exploring the challenges and benefits of married life, this category offers insights into this complex and important institution.

What is Love Marriage in Anthropology & Sociology

Love Marriage

Love marriage, which is the union of two individuals who have chosen to marry each other based on their mutual feelings of love and attraction, has become an increasingly prevalent form of marriage across the world.
What is Endogamy in Marriage in Anthropology


Endogamy, also known as ‘in-marriage’, is a type of marriage custom in which an individual marries another individual from the same  ethnic, cultural, social, religious,tribal groups and sometimes even in the same family.
Cousin Marriage in Anthropology

Cousin Marriage

Cousin marriage, which is also referred to as consanguineous marriage, involves two people who are related as cousins, typically second cousins or more closely, getting married and starting a family together.
Group Marriages in Social Cultural Anthropology

Group Marriage

Group marriage is a form of marriage where more than two individuals form a consensual and committed partnership with one another.
Types of Marriage in Anthropology

Types of Marriage

There are many types of marriages practiced in different cultures and societies around the world. Some of the most common types of marriages include:
Social Institutions in Society in Cultural Anthropology

Social Institutions

Social institutions are complex set of rules, norms, and values that shape and organise social interactions and relationships within a society.
Functions of Marriage - Anthropology

Functions of Marriage

Marriage is a vital social institution which performs important justifications without which society cannot survive and continue. The functions of marriage are one of the basis to understand marriage as an institution.
Marriage Exchanges - Cultural Anthropology - Anthroholic

Marriage Exchanges

The term marriage exchanges can be used to denote the payment of cash, gifts, or other valuables, in exchange for a bride or groom, or the exchange of women during a marital union.
Origin of Marriage - Anthropology

Origin of Marriage

The study of the origin of marriage can be traced back to the work of Morgan where he explained various kinship systems in Ancient Society (1877).
Hypogamy - Anthroholic


Hypogamy is a rule of marriage that is the exact opposite of hypergamy. American sociologist Robert K. Merton describes hypogamy as a case of “women marrying down”.