Book reviews

Shaw Alison, Raz Aviad (eds.), 2015, Cousin Marriages: Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change, New york, Berghahn Books, Fertility, reproduction and sexuality series, vol. 28, 248 p.

Gil Bellis  By the same author


As the title suggests, this book offers a “hybrid perspective” on the notion of consanguinity. The authors begin with a strict scientific definition: consanguinity is the relatedness between descendants of a common ancestor as measured by “what is usually described as their coefficient of inbreeding (F)”, expressed by the probability that two alleles on one of an individual’s chromosomally (…)