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Human Mating Patterns

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A. D. J. Macfarlane, A. C. Swedlund, C. Peach, J. Clyde Mitchell, L. Jakobi, P. Darlu, C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor, C. Susanne, Y. Lepage, G. W. Lasker, A. F. Read, P. H. Harvey, D. Quiatt, A. H. Bittles, E. Makov, P. Harper, D. F. Roberts, B. Dyke, P. G. Rivière, V. Reynolds, M. Borgerhoff Mulder
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521114684

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  • First published in 1988, this book examines the causes and consequences of different mating patterns in man with particular reference to biological, medical and demographic factors. Although the effects of inbreeding on genetic structure and gene frequencies have been well covered in the medical genetics literature, and specific social systems have been described in social anthropology texts, this attempts to present an holistic approach. Four main areas are covered: historical and demographic aspects; mate choice and assortative mating; social systems, religious rules and mating practices; medical and genetic issues. The papers in each section have been carefully edited and integrated to present a cohesive treatment of value to advanced students and research workers in human biology and genetics.

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521114684
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Historical and Demographic Studies:
    1. Mating Patterns: an historical perspective A. D. J. Macfarlane
    2. Mating distance and historical population structure: a review A. C. Swedlund
    3. Marriage distance and ethnicity C. Peach and J. Clyde Mitchell
    4. Mating patterns in isolates L. Jakobi and P. Darlu
    Part II. Mate Choice and Assortative mating:
    5. Assortative mating for psychometric characters C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor
    6. Assortative mating for anthropometric characters C. Susanne and Y. Lepage
    7. Application of surname frequency distributions to studies of mating preferences G. W. Lasker
    Part III. Medical and Biological Aspects of Inbreeding:
    8. Genetic relatedness and the evolution of animal mating patterns A. F. Read and P. H. Harvey
    9. Regulation of mating choice in nonhuman primates D. Quiatt
    10. Inbreeding in human populations: an assessment of the costs A. H. Bittles and E. Makov
    11. Mating patterns and genetic disease P. Harper and D. F. Roberts
    Part IV. Social, Religious and Cultural Factors:
    12. The effect of preference rules on marriage patterns B. Dyke and P. G. Rivière
    13. Religious rules, mating patterns and fertility V. Reynolds
    14. The relevance of the polygyny threshold model to humans M. Borgerhoff Mulder
    Index.

  • Editors

    C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor

    Anthony J. Boyce

    Contributors

    A. D. J. Macfarlane, A. C. Swedlund, C. Peach, J. Clyde Mitchell, L. Jakobi, P. Darlu, C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor, C. Susanne, Y. Lepage, G. W. Lasker, A. F. Read, P. H. Harvey, D. Quiatt, A. H. Bittles, E. Makov, P. Harper, D. F. Roberts, B. Dyke, P. G. Rivière, V. Reynolds, M. Borgerhoff Mulder

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