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Consanguinity in context

Author: A H Bittles
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology, 63.
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An essential guide to the sensitive topic of cousin marriage, examining its social, medical, political and legal connotations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bittles, Alan H.
Consanguinity in Context.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A H Bittles
ISBN: 9781139423557 113942355X 1280682868 9781280682865 9781139015844 1139015842
OCLC Number: 794663479
Notes: Consanguinity, marital stability and marital violence.
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Contents: Cover; Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology 63; Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1 Consanguineous marriage, past and present; Introduction; Early urban development and social stratification; Human mating as a genetic continuum; Basic measurements of consanguinity in human populations; Western attitudes to consanguineous marriage; Marriage in geographical, social and religious isolates; Anecdotal tales of close kin unions --
licit and illicit; Consanguineous marriage among European royalty and other dynasties. The Spanish HabsburgsThe Rothschild banking family; The Lubavicher Hasidim; Commentary; 2 Religious attitudes and rulings on consanguineous marriage; Introduction; Consanguinity and religion; Judaism; Christianity; Legislation on consanguineous marriage within the early Christian Church; Regulation of consanguinity in the Latin Church; The attitudes of Post-Reformation Protestant denominations to consanguineous marriage; The Anglican schism; Islam; Hinduism; Sikhism; Buddhism; Confucian/Taoist tradition; Zoroastrian/Parsi; Commentary; 3 Civil legislation on consanguineous and affinal marriage. IntroductionThe law in Great Britain on consanguinity and affinity; Countries with civil legislation restricting consanguineous marriage; United States of America; Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan; The Republic of Korea and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea; The Philippines; Consanguineous marriage and international law; Commentary; 4 Consanguinity: the scientific and medical debates of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; Introduction; Early medical studies on consanguinity in the USA; Dr Samuel Bemiss and the health outcomes of consanguinity. Lewis Henry Morgan and the classification of biological relationshipsAlexander Graham Bell, consanguinity and the education of the deaf; George Arner and consanguineous marriage in the USA; Early consanguinity studies in Great Britain and Ireland; Sir William Wilde, cousin marriage and deaf-mutism; Dr Arthur Mitchell and cousin marriage in Scots fishing villages; Charles Darwin, cousin marriage and family concerns; George Darwin and isonymy; Cousin marriage in decline; Eugenics and the consanguinity debate; Consanguinity and the application of biometric analysis. Sir Francis Galton, consanguinity and paradoxical factsEugenics and purging of the gene pool; Commentary; 5 Demographic and socioeconomic aspects of consanguineous marriage; Introduction; The global prevalence of consanguineous marriage; Western societies; Japan; South Asia; South India; Pakistan; The Middle East; Societal and regional preferences in types of consanguineous marriage; Demographic, social and economic correlates of consanguinity; Consanguinity, education and socioeconomic status; Consanguinity, age at marriage and reproductive span.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology, 63.
Responsibility: Alan H. Bittles.
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