Stratification, Polyandry, and Family Structure in Central Tibet

@article{Goldstein1971StratificationPA,
  title={Stratification, Polyandry, and Family Structure in Central Tibet},
  author={Melvyn C. Goldstein},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  year={1971},
  volume={27},
  pages={64 - 74}
}
  • M. Goldstein
  • Published 1 April 1971
  • Sociology
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
Polyandry has long held an important place in the literature on kinship and social organization, and Tibet has commonly been used to exemplify a fraternal polyandrously organized society. But even a cursory examination of the literature on marriage and the family in Tibet reveals glaring contradictions concerning the role and importance of polyandry. This paper attempts to show how these contradictions are resolved when marriage is analyzed in terms of stratification and land tenure. Polyandry… 

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