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International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 29, Issue 2, Fall 2015

Jane Duran
Pages 191-198

The Problem of Polygamy
Moral Constraints and Attitudes

The status of polygamy as a cultural artifact is investigated across a number of societies, and it is concluded that polygamy is extremely violative of the rights of a number of individuals in the societies in which it occurs, and not simply women. Extensive citation is made to the work of Elissa Wall on American polygamous groups in the Southwest.

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