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Temperamental Differences

The Shifting Political Implications of Cousin Marriage in Nineteenth-Century America

Susan McKinnon

consanguinity and affinity. Within the overarching frame of kinship, consanguineal kin have been assumed to be of ‘shared kind’, while affinal kin have been conceptualized as somehow different ( Sahlins 2011b: 235 ). Affinal kin are from ‘other’ groups

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Yagoub Yousif Al-Kandari

The rate of consanguineous marriage in Kuwait is considered to be high. Several research studies have shown that marriage among relatives is one of the major factors leading to health problems because it increases homozygosis. This article deals with both cultural and physical aspects by examining the health consequences of consanguineous marriages in Kuwait. Variables such as reproductive wastage, health problems in the offspring and infant mortality are included and measured in relation to other socio-cultural variables. Cultural variables such as the respondents' roots (Bedouin and non-Bedouin) and beliefs (Muslim Sunni and Muslim Shi'a) are also examined. The results show that there is no significant association between consanguineous and non-consanguineous marriages in the rate of abortion or the mortality of infants and children up to five years old. Finally, the data reveal significant differences between the genetic and genetic-environmental diseases in consanguineous couples' offspring and those of non-consanguineous couples. Since some of these findings contradict those of other studies, more research is needed.

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Pierre Bonte

Kinship and alliance studies are a significant part of anthropological work related to the Arab and Muslim world, but they tend to focus primarily on rural and tribal societies rather than on contemporary evolutions (urbanisation, migrations, etc.). This article centres on the construction of these new anthropological objects and uses multidisciplinary data to define its field of study: Muslim family law reforms, demographic transition, the evolution of women's condition, etc. The rising age of first-time brides is an important variable. It is one of the general aspects of reforms in current Muslim states, and these reforms are having a certain impact on the French statute law. At stake, as is often the case in anthropological research, is the question of women's choice regarding marriage. In contemporary contexts, the fact that women continue to commit to proximity consanguinity marriages underlines the persistence of the social and cultural determinations of marriage.

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Calm Vessels

Cultural Expectations of Pregnant Women in Qatar

Susie Kilshaw, Daniel Miller, Halima Al Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Mona Mohsen, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, and Kristina Sole

(‘closeness’ as above), into three parts: nasab (relations of filiation, ‘consanguinity’ in anthropological terms), musaharah (relations through marriage, ‘alliance’) and rida (relations through breastfeeding, ‘milk kinship’ in the anthropological

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Family Life in Tunisia after the Revolution of 2011

Two Women and Two Men in a Changing Time

Irene Maffi

the law allows the recognition of the nasab (genealogical descent) of the children born out of wedlock ( Le Bris 2009 ). 16 ‘Consanguinity remained relatively high from 1991 to 2001 with rates of close and unknown consanguineous unions representing

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Kinship among the Ġorbat of Babol

How an Anthropology of Childhood Reveals Kinship Structure

Mitra Asfari

through social rules transmitted to the individual by his social environment. At this stage of knowledge about lineage relations, whether consanguinity or alliance, of the Ġorbat of Babol, I propose that the child circulation within several households is

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Ghost Mothers

Kinship Relationships in Thai Spirit Cults

Andrew Alan Johnson

York : Columbia University Press . 10.7312/mcda15376 Miyazaki , Hirokazu . 2004 . The Method of Hope: Anthropology, Philosophy, and Fijian Knowledge . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Morgan , Lewis H. 1871 . Systems of Consanguinity

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Whose Reality Counts?

Emergent Dalitbahujan Anthropologists

Reddi Sekhara Yalamala

. , K. K. Reddy and P. G. Reddy ( 2007 ), ‘ Ancestral Consanguinity and Mortality among Three Endogamous Populations of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India ’, Human Biology 7 , no. 4 : 413 – 425 ,

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Personal and Professional Encompassment in Organizational Capacity Building

SOS Children’s Villages and Supportive Housing

Viktoryia Kalesnikava

-Americans imagine are inherent in the ‘natural’ affective bonds of consanguinity ( Schneider 1980 ). In so far as SOSCV’s concept of care is based on the model of the Euro-American family with mechanisms of professional service at its core, one should expect SOSCV

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

work was compromised by its consanguinity with colonialism” ( Klassen 2011: 105 ). ‘Old-style’ missionaries are considered affronting and culturally insensitive, but not so the modern ones ( Miedema 1990: 47–48 ). Discourse Three dismisses bad