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Question-
With just one paragraph write about following question: When thinking about marriage and family issues, anthropologists often use “descent theory” or “alliance theory.” What are these two points of view, and how useful are they in understanding marriage and family?

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The question is related to Sociology and the question is describe the descent and alliance theory used by anthropologists to describe the terms marriage and family issues. The roles of men and women, particularly in families and in turn in society and politics are discussed in the answer.

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