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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17531

Title: Tabulastirilan/Tabulasan kurumun (ailenin) kurbanliklar edinme pratigi: Levirat ve Sororat
Authors: Sev'er, Aysan
Bagli, Mazhar
Keywords: Family
Types of marriages
Levirate
Sororate
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Turkish Government Family & Social Research Publications
Citation: Aile ve Toplum. Turkish Government Family & Social Research Publications 7(2/8): 9-21
Abstract: In this survey, we attempted to find out the reasons behind and the social problems caused by Levirat and Sororat types of marriages, which are common in Dyarbakir, Mardin and Sanliurfa. The main reasons for the Levirat and Sororat type marriages and the major existing and probable social conflicts resulting from these types of marriages were investigated. In the literature, Levirat is referred to as the (forced) marriage of a widow to her brother-in-law, in order to support and protect the children, and let them continue living with the same protective family. Similarly, Sororat is referred to the (forced) marriage of the widower with his adult sister-in-law; assuming that she can be a good mother to her sister's children and that she can protect them. According to the major theory about levirat and sororat, these marriages are done to keep the widow(er), the children and her/his inheritance within the same sociological group. As a result of this research, it has been found that these marriages are made by enforcement of families, the income of the marrying partners are very low, they experience a role conflict because of their last marriage, and that they are not satisfied by their marriage.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17531
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