The Resource Forbidden relatives : the American myth of cousin marriage, Martin Ottenheimer

Forbidden relatives : the American myth of cousin marriage, Martin Ottenheimer

Label
Forbidden relatives : the American myth of cousin marriage
Title
Forbidden relatives
Title remainder
the American myth of cousin marriage
Statement of responsibility
Martin Ottenheimer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Forbidden Relatives challenges the belief - widely held in the United States - that legislation against marriage between first cousins is based on a biological risk to offspring. In fact, its author maintains, the U.S. prohibition against such unions originated largely because of the belief that it would promote more rapid assimilation of immigrants. A social anthropologist, Martin Ottenheimer questioned U.S. laws against cousin marriage because his research into marriage patterns around the world showed no European countries prohibit such unions. He examines the historical development of U.S. laws governing marriage, contrasts them with European laws, and analyzes the genetic implications of first cousin marriage. Modern genetic evidence, Ottenheimer says, doesn't support the concept that children of these unions are at any special risk
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
306.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GN560.U6
LC item number
O77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Forbidden relatives : the American myth of cousin marriage, Martin Ottenheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-168) and index
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Contents
1. U.S. Laws Prohibiting the Marriage of Relatives -- 2. The Reasons for U.S. Laws against First Cousin Marriage -- 3. European Laws Prohibiting the Marriage of Relatives -- 4. European Views of Cousin Marriage -- 5. The Evolutionary Factor -- 6. Biogenetics and First Cousin Marriage -- 7. Culture and Cousin Marriage
Control code
000012008034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
179 p.
Isbn
9780252065408
Lccn
95041800
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.b30396864
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33408080
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