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

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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 (…)