Re: Incest taboos

Joseph Askew (
Tue, 2 May 1995 16:17:42

In article <3nv2me$> (Pamela N. Lindell) writes:

>I think this fits into Levi-Strauss' "self vs. other" explanation of the
>incest taboo as, but I think Malinowski's family structure
>argument is worth considering also -- that is, sexual relations between
>"family" memebers (whoever they might be) are not conducive to family

So sleeping with the wife is the cause of most arguments?

I always thought it was one of the more prominent ways of
encouraging cohesion. Compare this with the obvious and
famously disruptive affects of marrying outside the family.