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Incest avoidance and the incest taboos : two aspects of human nature

Author: Arthur P Wolf
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Briefs, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do most people never have sex with close relatives? And why do they disapprove of other people doing so? Incest Avoidance and Incest Taboos investigates our human inclination to avoid incest and the powerful taboo against incest found in all societies. Both subjects stir strong feelings and vigorous arguments within and beyond academic circles. With great clarity, Wolf lays out the modern assumptions about both,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wolf, Arthur.
Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboos.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur P Wolf
ISBN: 9780804791694 0804791694
OCLC Number: 875097670
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents: 1. Two questions; 2. The Trobriand Islands; 3. Matters of meaning; 4. Universality affirmed; 5. The dangers of inbreeding; 6. A tempting solution; 7. Group harmony theory; 8. Group alliance theory; 9. The!Kung on cognition; 10. Incest and intuition; 11. From nature to culture; 12. Marx is missing; 13. The Westermarck hypothesis; 14. Frazer and Freud; 15. Three natural experiments; 16. Darwin's method; 17. Seven predictions; 18. The evidence from the Islamic World; 19. The evidence from Israel; 20. The evidence from Taiwan; 21. Six objections; 22. A seventh objection. 23. Monkeys and apes24. Sexual indifference; 25. The second question; 26. Murdock's other conclusions; 27. Starting over; 28. The meaning of "taboo"; 29. Unnatural acts; 30. Native testimony; 31. Incest and witchcraft; 32. Incest and cannibalism; 33. Incest pollution; 34. Automatic retribution; 35. Supernatural retribution; 36. Communal retribution; 37. State retribution; 38. A collective calamity; 39. Incest impossible; 40. The power of awe; 41. Incestuous origins; 42. Taboos as consensus; 43. Taboos as norms; 44. An emotional animal; 45. Degrees of incest; 46. Beyond the family. 47. The argument in review48. A backward glance; Statistical Appendix; Notes.
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Why do most people never have sex with close relatives? And why do they disapprove of other people doing so? Incest Avoidance and Incest Taboos investigates our human inclination to avoid incest and the powerful taboo against incest found in all societies. Both subjects stir strong feelings and vigorous arguments within and beyond academic circles. With great clarity, Wolf lays out the modern assumptions about both, concluding that all previous approaches lack precision and balance on insecure evidence. Researchers he calls ""constitutionalists"" explain human incest avoidance by.

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