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10.9: Chapter Glossary and References

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    Chapter Glossary of Key Terms

    Kinship - The culturally distinct relationships between individuals who are most likely thought of having family ties.

    Taboo - Actions that are looked down upon from society. Often seen as inapropriate or illegal. Acceptance varies from culture to culture.

    Postpartum depression - depression following childbirth that can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The condition is thought to be mitigated by a strong social support system.

    Polyandry - relationship where a woman has two or more partners in the same sequence.

    Surrogacy - An arrangement in which a woman acting as a third party carries and gives birth to a baby for a couple who are unable or unwilling to bear a child.

    Birth control - Any form of contraceptive for women to limit the chances of pregnancy.

    Opprobrium - Extremely harsh criticism, censure or judgement.

    Polyromantic - Romantic attractions to multiple, but not all genders

    Pansexuality - refers to sexual attraction towards any person, regardless of sex or gender identity.

    Demisexual - Having no sexual desires for a person unless a strong emotional connection is made but not confined by a romantic relationship.

    Bride-Price - The exchange of a bride in return for money, land, or other property from the groom and his family.

    Microaggressions - everyday actions or words that are common throughout society targeted towards marginalized groups, and reaffirming the privilege of the aggressor.

    Acephobia - the discrimination and hatred or mistreatment of asexual people. This is very similar to homophobia, and is often expressed through microaggressions.

    Civil union - a relationship recognized by the government, yet less formal than marriage.

    Platonic parenting - the act of raising a child together without romantic connection, otherwise known as co-parenting.

    Sharia law - religious law that is apart of Islamic tradition, essentially a full legal system of its own.

    Sexual desire - among the strongest forces that motivate human behavior with sexual gratification being one the greatest human pleasures.

    Heteronormativity - the idea that heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation that all people fall into given their distinct gender roles.

    Puberty - the sexual maturation and social transition into adulthood.

    Circumcision - removal of the human foreskin, with circumcision rituals being different in all cultures.

    Queer - a term designated for people who don’t identify into heterosexuality.

    Menarche - the first cycle of menstruation in a female during puberty.

    Bestiality - sexual intercourse between a human and an animal, or savagely cruel or rude behavior.

    Rite of Passage - A life cycle that marks a person's transition from one social state to another

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