Watch these THREE videos first: (Will add third link soon)
Write your observation as an essay that compares polygyny to polyandry, and matriarchal to patriarchal families on these dimensions:
1. Culture – how do each of these family forms maintain legitimacy in society?
- Refer to cultural artifacts of symbols, values and norms.
- How does ideology help secure these family forms as “normal”?
2. Power – who has the power in the family? How is this determined?
3. Then, compare these families to your own on culture and power.
For MY family part: My parents have the most power in the family since they are the oldest and they are the ones who gave me life. Culture wise, in my culture we do things such as setting up a christmas tree and just basic things your average person would do so.
FYI: I HAVE TO ADD 1 MORE LINK TOO! TOTAL OF THREE VIDEOS TO WATCH AND THEN START THE ANSWER!