Essays Tagged: "Polygamy"

Polygamy: The Sacred Act of Marriage Redefined. Discusses

ptable and normal to have more than one spouse at a time. This type of marriage practice is called "polygamy," and there are two main forms: Polygyny is practiced when a man has more than one wife at ... other hand, occurs when a women is married to more than one husband at the same time. The fact that polygamy is successfully practiced in diverse religious and cultural settings suggests that, althoug ...

(6 pages) 149 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

History on Monogamy/

er the world. Society tells us that this is the right thing to do or is it. A few cultures practice polygamy where the men are allowed to have several wives. According to studies of the animal world, ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Inside Polygamy, should it be outlawed?

Polygamy is a practice of having multiple wifes and creating a a family that can create offspring at ... e of having multiple wifes and creating a a family that can create offspring at an incredible rate. Polygamy also has many long lasting effects that I will explain in this paper. In my opinion these e ... s that I will explain in this paper. In my opinion these effects are more than enough evidence that polygamy should be outlawed.You can trace polygamy back almost as far back as America. Polygamy is p ...

(2 pages) 136 3 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Study Notes AP class

trade led to growing capitalismv Africa was non egalitarianv Excess of women led to polygamy, harems, and a lower status of womenv Sudanic states had Muslim slaves, but it was ...

(2 pages) 40 0 2.2 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Mormon Essay

d the golden plates and wrote the book of Mormon. The angel Moroni visited him. He also established polygamy and tried to set-up Zion. He was fairly successful in setting up the Mormons but he made th ... s fairly successful in setting up the Mormons but he made the Mormons very unpopular by introducing polygamy. Joseph Smith failed to become the president of the United States of America. Firstly, he w ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Court cases on the 1st amendment

ried a second wife in breach of pertinent the Utahl law. He argued that it was his duty to practice polygamy as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He requested the court to i ...

(24 pages) 298 0 4.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Cultural war in things Fall Apart

Many societies have beliefs rooted deep in ancient religion. Some beliefs include polygamy, polytheism, and patriarchy, or rule by men. One such culture is that of Achebe's Things Fa ... patriarchy, or rule by men. One such culture is that of Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Polytheism and polygamy are custom in the clan, and the role of each family member is very defined. The men are ove ... er over their oppressors.One custom of Umuofia that would be very different from Western culture is Polygamy, the practice of having many wives. This custom is practiced in the connected nine villages ...

(9 pages) 125 2 4.1 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Polygamy: In Today's Society?

decided to stop working on and have taken the easy way out? Is monogamy flawed? Was the practice of polygamy in history the answer to today's monogamy problems? Those are all tough questions that may ... really receive an accurate, agreeable answer and with many religions will now always be condemned. Polygamy holds many interesting insights to how ancestors handled marriage, it is something that som ...

(8 pages) 130 0 4.8 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Mormonism: "In Mormon Circle" by James Coates.

nt conflicts with heaven, we will be ranged under the banner of heaven and against the Government...Polygamy is a divine institution. It has been banded down direct from God. The United States cannot ... nd people. Why some many people believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Perhaps polygamy is one of the biggest issues that peoplewant to participate in this kind of experience. Pol ...

(8 pages) 32 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


I first became familiar with of the topic of polygamy when visiting Salt Lake City in Utah. I met a girl that was a devout Mormon and I started a ... e are actively involved in polygamous marriages?¡± I thought about the idea of polygamy the entire way back from Utah to Washington, and still could not wrap my mind around the id ... ts or disadvantages (if any) to polygamous marriages and what other religions or cultures practiced polygamy. I also wanted to find out where the majority of polygamous marriages took place to see if ...

(7 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Genghis Khan

the forest-hunters they were hunters and fishermen (Hartog 2). At this time, around the year 1200, polygamy was normal in fact; men frequently abducted women from other tribes to gain more wives for ...

(5 pages) 25 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


I. Intro Thesis: II. A facts of polygamy B. Polygamy Is For Women! C. Polygamy is an empowering lifestyle for women.D. Every polygam ... an empowering lifestyle for women.D. Every polygamous marriage has more women in it than men! III. Polygamy goal is to support relationships based on love, commitment, growth, honesty, and accepting ... mpromising that are associated with a monogamist relationship.B. Women are able to think of polygamy in the terms of a free-market approach to marriage. Many believe they should have the oppor ...

(2 pages) 29 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Deviant Behavior

an one wife can be a deviant behavior depending on who is looking at it. "The Mormon belief is that polygamy is holy and was practiced commonly in ancient times" (Longaker, 1995). Within a Mormon soci ...

(1 pages) 88 0 4.2 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Things fall apart 5

Polygamy in Things Fall Apart It is obvious that in reading Things Fall Apart that polygamy was aliv ... sons he desired. In Things Fall Apart, the book seems to depict men as getting all the benefits of polygamy, or do they? What about the relationships between the wives? Do they all get along? Are the ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Marriage, which means sharing both happiness and grief, is an

r but they gained too many rights in last decades and now they are equal with men. Some issues like polygamy, the status of women in family, inheritance and divorce show some differences in Nigeria an ... orce show some differences in Nigeria and in Turkey which derives from lack of education in Nigeria.Polygamy is legal in northern part of Nigeria but it is not legal in Turkey. Both of the countries a ...

(5 pages) 1260 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Explain how Maori society changed as a result of cultural contact with Europeans by 1840

nological environment.Most importantly, Maori culture changed. Some practices, such as cannibalism, polygamy and slavery stopped, while others, like tapu went into decline. Eventually, such practices, ...

(1 pages) 12 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History


ribal warfare and not being used in frontier protection is the existence of infanticide, along with polygamy. Although scholars have argued of the existence of female kinship in pre-Islamic Arabia, th ... hammed. Although not doing the killing, they did take part in cannibalism against enemy combatants. Polygamy and Polyandry both existed in pre-Islamic Arabia. The former was more widely practiced due ...

(6 pages) 58 0 4.7 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Why might the figures for recorded crime underestimate the actual amount of crime that takes place?

ors, which will affect person's views, may include their culture or religion. An example of this is polygamy, which is widely accepted as the norm by the Mormon religion (wikipedia - http://en.wikiped ... ich is widely accepted as the norm by the Mormon religion (wikipedia - however in western European countries it is against the law.In the UK when crimes are comm ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

"Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature," in the July issue of Psychology Today Alan S. Miller

on may be interesting over a beer, but it does not make for good philosophy.Miller uses the idea of polygamy to explain the motives of suicide bombers in the Middle East when it is not even common in ... tulating that this explains suicide bombers from those cultures is a stretch at best. The amount of polygamy practiced in such cultures is not nearly enough to have a significant impact on the populat ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

The Use of Personal Relationships to represent Cultural Oppression of Women In The Story of Zahra by Hannah al-Shaykh and So Long a Letter by Mariama B

Bâ likewise uses Moudo’s polygamous marriage to Binetou in order to show the effects of polygamy on women in African cultures. When Ramatoulye receives the news that her husband Moudo has ... nced it” (So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ. Page 38). Even though Ramotoulye believes that polygamy is a dated and unjust, she must stifle her pain because it is an accepted African tradition ...

(6 pages) 2927 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature