Tylor vs. Westermarck: Explaining the Incest Taboo

@article{Leavitt2013TylorVW,
  title={Tylor vs. Westermarck: Explaining the Incest Taboo},
  author={Gregory C. Leavitt},
  journal={Sociology Mind},
  year={2013},
  volume={03},
  pages={45-51}
}
In the late 19th century arguments explaining incest avoidance were framed separately by Edward Tylor and Edward Westermarck. Tylor offered an environmental theory asserting that people have to marry outside of their own kin and communities or die out from the detrimental effects of isolation. Westermarck turned to Darwin’s theory to explain that harmful inbreeding had been selected against in the human genome. By the late 20th and early 21st centuries explanations of human behaviors have… 

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