[wes-ter-mahrk; Finnish ves-tuh r-mahrk]
- Ed·ward Al·ex·an·der [ed-werd al-ig-zan-der, -zahn-; Finnish ed-vahrd ah-lek-sahn-duh r] /ˈɛd wərd ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn-; Finnish ˈɛd vɑrd ˌɑ lɛkˈsɑn dər/, 1862–1939, Finnish sociologist.
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Historical evidence of control of marriage: Westermarck's evidence.Parenthood and Race Culture
Caleb Williams Saleeby
Prof. Westermarck traces it to a horror of blood; very probably; but other things may co-operate towards it.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions
For Westermarck is quite right in his view that children are not the result of marriage, but marriage is the result of children.Sex and Society</p>
William I. Thomas
Here we may briefly advert to Dr. Westermarck's theory of exogamy, though it interrupts the harmonious issue of our speculations.
As to exogamy, Dr. Westermarck explains it by 'an instinct' against marriage of near kin.