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作者 Bittles, Alan H
書名 Consanguinity in Context
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
©2012
國際標準書號 9781139419468 (electronic bk.)
9780521781862
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (330 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology ; v.63
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology
附註 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 Habsburgs -- The 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 -- Introduction -- The 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 relationships -- Alexander 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 facts -- Eugenics 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 -- Consanguinity, marital stability and marital violence -- Consanguinity and dowry in India -- Consanguinity and gender equality -- Differential female autonomy in North and South India -- Commentary -- 6 A population genetics perspective on consanguinity -- Introduction -- Sampling and analytical protocols in consanguinity studies -- Criteria for data collection -- The genetic significance of specific types of consanguineous union -- Potential confounding issues in consanguinity studies -- Genetic drift and founder effect -- Disentangling the influence of consanguinity and endogamy on health outcomes -- The genetic effects of population subdivisions
Measuring consanguinity at individual and population levels -- Coefficients of relationship and inbreeding -- The mean population coefficient of inbreeding -- Cumulative consanguinity and its calculation -- Recessive disease incidence and rates of consanguineous marriage -- The concept of genetic load and its application in consanguinity studies -- Genomic approaches to consanguinity measurement -- Consanguinity and runs of homozygosity -- Control for population stratification -- Commentary -- 7 Consanguinity and reproductive behaviour -- Introduction -- Basic shortcomings in studies of human fertility -- Genetically determined factors influencing human mate choice -- Olfactory recognition systems in mate choice -- Visual recognition cues in mate choice -- Combined genome-wide and HLA-based studies on mate choice -- Genetic factors that facilitate embryonic implantation and fetal growth -- Studies which support the mother-fetus compatibility hypothesis -- The fetal allograft hypothesis -- Comparative fertility in consanguineous and non-consanguineous couples -- Consanguinity, infertility, and spontaneous prenatal losses -- Consanguinity and reproductive success -- An overview of the relationship between consanguinity and fertility -- Consanguinity and proximal and modifying determinants of fertility -- Consanguinity and reproductive compensation -- The problem of undeclared contraception -- Commentary -- 8 Consanguinity and metrical traits at birth and in childhood -- Introduction -- Consanguinity and body dimensions -- Birth measurements -- Anthropometric measurements in childhood -- Consanguinity, vision and hearing -- Dental characteristics -- Psychometric measures -- Consanguinity and blood pressure -- Commentary -- 9 Consanguinity and pre-reproductive mortality -- Introduction -- Meta-analysis of consanguinity and early deaths
Consanguinity and stillbirths -- Consanguinity and infant deaths -- Consanguinity and total pre-reproductive mortality -- Overall assessment of the mortality findings -- Commentary -- 10 Consanguinity and morbidity in early life -- Introduction -- Single gene defects -- Childhood deafness -- Visual defects -- Dental anomalies -- Congenital defects -- Congenital heart defects -- Neural tube defects -- Oral and facial clefts -- Intellectual and developmental disability -- Autosomal recessive non-syndromic intellectual disability -- Neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood -- Epilepsy -- Autism -- Down syndrome -- Mitochondrial disorders -- Commentary -- 11 Consanguinity and disorders of adulthood -- Introduction -- Consanguinity and age-related diseases states -- Consanguinity and cardiovascular disease -- Consanguinity and diabetes -- Consanguinity and cancers -- Behavioural and psychiatric disorders -- Schizophrenia -- Consanguinity and bipolar disease -- Consanguinity and Alzheimer disease -- Consanguinity and infectious disease -- Tuberculosis -- Leprosy -- Multiple sclerosis -- Consanguinity and infertility -- Consanguinity and coagulation disorders -- Commentary -- 12 Incest -- Introduction -- The legal boundaries of incest -- Dynastic incestuous marriage -- Pharaonic Egypt -- Ptolemaic Egypt -- Historical examples of non-dynastic incestuous marriage -- Roman Egypt -- Zoroastrian Iran -- The incidence and biological outcomes of incest in modern societies -- The incidence of incest -- Psychiatric outcomes of incest -- Clinical and genetic outcomes of incest -- Commentary -- 13 Genetic screening, education and counselling in consanguineous marriage -- Introduction -- Genetic screening and diagnostic testing -- Genetic knowledge in different societies -- Consanguinity and screening for genetic carrier status in schoolchildren
Consanguinity and premarital population screening programmes -- Reproductive options for carrier couples identified by premarital screening -- Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders -- Medical termination of pregnancy -- Newborn screening for genetic disease -- Inductive screening in consanguineous families -- Family- and community-oriented counselling in consanguineous marriages -- Consanguinity and genetic disease registers -- Consanguineous marriage in a public health context -- The role of medical and ancillary staff -- International knowledge transfer -- Commentary -- 14 Whither consanguineous marriage? -- Introduction -- Can consanguinity be beneficial to human health? -- Consanguinity and major haemoglobinopathies -- Consanguinity and the role of epigenetics -- Consanguinity and altruism -- Consanguinity and donor matching in organ and cell-mediated transplantation -- Human health and the declining prevalence of consanguineous marriage -- Consanguineous marriage and contemporary legal issues -- The current legal status of consanguineous marriage -- Consanguinity, international legislation on the right to marry, and genetic discrimination -- Assisted reproduction and inadvertent consanguinity -- Commentary -- 15 Consanguinity in context -- Introduction -- Assessing the health outcomes of consanguineous marriage -- Consanguinity and population stratification -- Socioeconomic, demographic and environmental variables and consanguinity outcomes -- Towards a more balanced assessment of consanguineous marriage -- Down syndrome -- Fetal alcohol syndrome -- The changing community perceptions of consanguineous marriage -- What to do? Seeking a beneficial compromise -- References -- Index
An essential guide to the sensitive topic of cousin marriage, examining its social, medical, political and legal connotations
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Bittles, Alan H. Consanguinity in Context Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2012 9780521781862
主題 Consanguinity -- Health aspects.;Consanguinity.;Human population genetics.;Incest -- Psychological aspects.;Kinship
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