Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12450
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Rafaten
local.source.editorEditor(s): Dhavendra Kumaren
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-15T14:08:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationGenomics and Health in the Developing World, p. 945-951en
dc.identifier.isbn0195374754en
dc.identifier.isbn9780195374759en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12450en
dc.description.abstractThis chapter provides an overview of consanguineous unions with a particular emphasis on regions where such marriages are part of the social and cultural ethos. Consanguineous marriages are common in many parts of North Africa, West Asia and South Asia. There are also a substantial number of immigrants in many Western countries from these regions. However, the focus of this chapter is on patterns and correlates of cousin marriages in the Middle East and South Asia, and a discussion of social customs and cultural norms associated with consanguinity. The terms 'consanguinity' and 'cousin marriages' are used interchangeably throughout the chapter. Consanguineous unions are conventionally defined as marriages between individuals up to the third cousin level. However, in most regions of the world where consanguineous unions are common, marriages are predominantly among close relatives such as first cousins. Most of the studies on consanguinity have assessed the prevalence of consanguineous relationship over one generation. However, in biological terms the coefficient of inbreeding may be higher due to multiple relationships across generations. Moreover, the practice of cousin marriage needs to be viewed within the larger cultural continuum of endogamy.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofGenomics and Health in the Developing Worlden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxford Monographs on Medical Geneticsen
dc.relation.isversionof1en
dc.titleSocial and Cultural Aspects of Customary Consanguineous Marriages in South Asiaen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.subject.keywordsCare for Disableden
dc.subject.keywordsHealth and Community Servicesen
local.contributor.firstnameRafaten
local.subject.for2008111703 Care for Disableden
local.subject.for2008111708 Health and Community Servicesen
local.subject.seo2008920403 Disability and Functional Capacityen
local.subject.seo2008920401 Behaviour and Healthen
local.identifier.epublicationsvtls086646854en
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.emailrhussain@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryB1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20130304-203145en
local.publisher.placeOxford, United Kingdomen
local.identifier.totalchapters123en
local.format.startpage945en
local.format.endpage951en
local.series.issn1352-240Xen
local.series.number62en
local.contributor.lastnameHussainen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:rhussainen
local.profile.roleauthoren
local.identifier.unepublicationidune:12657en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleSocial and Cultural Aspects of Customary Consanguineous Marriages in South Asiaen
local.output.categorydescriptionB1 Chapter in a Scholarly Booken
local.relation.urlhttp://trove.nla.gov.au/work/161753246en
local.description.statisticsepubsVisitors: 82<br />Views: 89<br />Downloads: 0en
local.search.authorHussain, Rafaten
local.uneassociationUnknownen
local.year.published2012en
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Rural Medicine
Files in This Item:
3 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show simple item record

Page view(s)

152
checked on Mar 2, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.