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Polygamy

  • By: Michael R. Cunningham
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Institutionalized mating relationships are found in three primary forms. Monogamy is the marriage of one person with another person of the opposite sex or the same sex. Polygyny consists of the marriage of one man with two or more women, whereas ...

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