By Dominique Legros
This quantity explores the different types of wisdom generated by way of exoticizing the topic studied. It analyzes monogamy in Western cultures from a cultural distance. First, from the cultural standpoint of a Kenyan author who underlines the ethical evils unwittingly generated through a method enforcing common monogamy and producing annual cohorts of illegitimate little ones. Then, the essay considers the case of France, which, beginning within the 1970’s, replaced its legislation concerning youngsters born out of wedlock. Such childrens have now develop into valid. Unwittingly, this has allowed for polygyny or polyandry to develop into felony innovations for French ladies and men. The research is extra prolonged to Western Europe, Latin American countries and to the modern U.S.A. with its polyamory circulate, the place criminal results just like these of France have occurred.
The quantity examines monogamy by utilizing the epistemological procedure that's quite often utilized in the anthropological learn of cultures except one’s personal, displaying how unique and weird the procedure of monogamy can glance, while saw from afar, from the eyes of many non-Westerners. It supplies perception into planes of the human Western event that might generally stay invisible. scholars and lecturers will savor the close-to-home debates motivated by way of this evocative thought-provoking essay.