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South Korea

B. C. Ben Park and David Lester

in Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

South Korea's suicide rate has increased steadily in the past two decades, reaching 24 per 100,000 per year in 2003. It has one of the highest rates in Asia, and the pattern (by age and sex) is ... More


Marriage between Kin

Suzanne E. Joseph

in Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The specific question that this chapter seeks to address is, Why do the Bekaa Bedouin prefer marriages between close kin in general and patriparallel cousins in particular? The main argument put ... More


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