Hello; scrubs. It's Sid once again with a much more serious topic than my last post. Although this is a serious topic, it will be short and sweet since long blogs isn't how I roll.
All rights reserved. When New England missionary Hiram Bingham arrived in Hawaii inhe was dismayed to find the natives indulging in idolatry, hula dancing, and, among the ruling family, incest. The Hawaiians themselves did not share Bingham's shock at the royals' behavior.
An incest taboo is any cultural rule or norm that prohibits sexual relations between closely related persons. All human cultures have norms that exclude certain close relatives from those considered suitable or permissible sexual or marriage partners, making such relationships taboo. However, different norms exist among cultures as to which blood relations are permissible as sexual partners and which are not.
The incest taboo is one of the most widespread of all cultural taboosboth in present and in past societies. In most cases, the parents did not have the option to marry to remove that status, as incestuous marriages were, and are, normally also prohibited. A common justification for prohibiting incest is avoiding inbreeding : a collection of genetic disorders suffered by the children of parents with a close genetic relationship.
Forgot password? Don't have an account? Turning to Polynesia, where questions regarding political hierarchy have long been argued, it takes up these issues by reanalyzing ethnographic data from three societies—Samoa, ancient Hawaii, and the Trobriands—that differ politically in terms of rank and hierarchy.
Incest is a deeply rooted taboo in many cultures and communities across the world. But how far does it extend among Asians? DESIblitz reports.
Professor Jonathan Haidt, a well-known social psychologist, presented this scenario as part of a study:. Julie and Mark, who are brother and sister, are traveling together in France. They are both on summer vacation from college.