Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family

3 thoughts on “Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family”

  1. I think AAA’s commentary stating that “family” as a definition is quite diverse and actually difficult to state as heterosexual is quite accurate. Marriage, however, is not. Is it really AAA’s position that the overwhelming majority of ethnographies describing marriage are not specifically discussing unions between men and women, and that marriage is not important to society-wide moderation of property and relationshps?

    Frankly, such a position, if that is the position, is laughable from every text and ethnography I’ve ever studied. Perhaps we can rewrite all anthropology texts to reflect a politically supportable view and not a scientifically defensible one?

    When did reason and objectively determiend data get tossed out by emotion and political subservience? When we started bowing and scraping to remain academically relevant?

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