Cousin Marriages: Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change

Cousin Marriages: Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change Author Alison Shaw
Isbn 9781782384922
File size 0.8MB
Year 2015
Pages 248
Language English
File format PDF
Category Sexuality

Book Description:

Juxtaposing contributions from geneticists and anthropologists, this volume provides a contemporary overview of cousin marriage and what is happening at the interface of public policy, the management of genetic risk and changing cultural practices in the Middle East and in multi-ethnic Europe. It offers a cross-cultural exploration of practices of cousin marriage in the light of new genetic understanding of consanguineous marriage and its possible health risks. Overall, the volume presents a reflective, interdisciplinary analysis of the social and ethical issues raised by both the discourse of risk in cousin marriage, as well as existing and potential interventions to promote “healthy consanguinity” via new genetic technologies.

 

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