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Sociology Mariya Kothanikkal

Families and households

George peter Murdock: the family a universal social institution

Study off entitled social structure (1949), Murdock examined the institution of the family in a
wide range of society. He took a sample of 250 societies ranging from small hunting and
gathering bands to large…

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Sandbanham relationship marriages are different from other societies in number of ways:
1) It is not a life long commitment and the party could terminate the relation ship at any
2) Sandbanham husband had no responsibility towards the offspring of their wives. When
the women get pregnant, I was…


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