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By Dominique Legros

This quantity explores the kinds of wisdom generated via exoticizing the topic studied. It analyzes monogamy in Western cultures from a cultural distance. First, from the cultural point of view of a Kenyan author who underlines the ethical evils unwittingly generated through a procedure enforcing common monogamy and producing annual cohorts of illegitimate teenagers. Then, the essay considers the case of France, which, beginning within the 1970’s, replaced its legislation relating to childrens born out of wedlock. Such young children have now develop into valid. Unwittingly, this has allowed for polygyny or polyandry to develop into criminal techniques for French ladies and men. The research is extra prolonged to Western Europe, Latin American countries and to the modern U.S.A. with its polyamory circulation, the place felony results just like these of France have occurred.

The quantity examines monogamy through the use of the epistemological process that's in most cases utilized in the anthropological examine of cultures except one’s personal, displaying how unique and weird the approach of monogamy can glance, whilst saw from afar, from the eyes of many non-Westerners. It supplies perception into planes of the human Western adventure that might quite often stay invisible. scholars and lecturers will savor the close-to-home debates encouraged via this evocative thought-provoking essay.

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