One father, many mothers: Sibling relationships in polygamous families

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Relations between brothers and sisters are profoundly affected by polygamy. Polygamy is a practice in which a person is married to more than one spouse simultaneously. There are several variations of this definition: Polygyny, wherein one husband is married to several wives; Polyandry, wherein one wife is married to several husbands; and, finally, a type of group marriage, wherein several husbands are married to several wives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrothers and Sisters
Subtitle of host publicationSibling Relationships Across the Life Course
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030559854
ISBN (Print)9783030559847
StatePublished - 9 Dec 2020


  • Polygamous families
  • Problems in polygyny
  • Siblings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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