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Mate selection across cultures

Author: Raeann R Hamon; Bron B Ingoldsby
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©2003.
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Mate Selection Across Cultures explores one of the most basic human endeavors-couple formation-with particular attention to those relationships that lead to marriage. Editors Raeann R. Hamon and Bron  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raeann R Hamon; Bron B Ingoldsby
ISBN: 0761925929 9780761925927
OCLC Number: 849074982
Description: XI, 296 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction - Raeann R. Hamon (Messiah College) & Bron B. Ingoldsby (Brigham Young University)Section 1: North America1. The Mate Selection Process in the United States of America - Bron B. Ingoldsby (Brigham Young University)Section 2: The Caribbean and South America2. "It's Better in the Bahamas:" From Relationship Initiation to Marriage - Raeann R. Hamon (Messiah College)3. Mate Selection Preferences and Practices in Ecuador and Latin America - Paul L. Schvaneveldt (Weber State University)4. Mate Selection in Trinidad and Tobago: A Multireligious, Multicultural Perspective - Winston Seegobin (Messiah College) & Kristen M. Tarquin (University of Buffalo)Section 3: Africa5. Tradition and Change in Family and Marital Processes: Selecting a Marital Partner in Ghana - Baffour K. Takyi (University of Akron) 6. Connecting Generations: Paths to Maasai and Kamba Marriage in Kenya - Stephan M. Wilson (University of Nevada, Reno), Lucy W. Ngige (Kenyatta University, Nairobi), & Linda J. Trollinger (University of Kentucky) Section 4: The Middle East7. Love, Courtship, and Marriage from a Cross-Cultural Perspective: The Upper Middle Class Egyptian Example - Bahira Sherif-Trask (University of Delaware) 8. Couple Formation in Israeli Jewish Society - Shulamit N. Ritblatt (San Diego State University) 9. Marriage in Turkey - Nuran Hortacsu (Middle East Technical University) Section 5: Europe 10. Couple Formation Practices in Spain - J. Roberto Reyes (Messiah College) 11. The Development of Intimate Relationships in the Netherlands - Manfred van Dulmen (University of Minnesota)Section 6: Asia12. Mate Selection in Contemporary India: Love Marriages vs. Arranged Marriages - Nilufer P. Medora (California State University, Long Beach) 13. The Transition of Courtship, Mate Selection, and Marriage in China - Yan R. Xia (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) & Zhi G. Zhou (Hebei University, China) 14. Japan and Multiplicity of Paths to Couple Formation - Colleen I. Murray(University of Nevada, Reno) & Naoko Kimura (University of Nevada, Reno)
Responsibility: editors Raeann R. Hamon, Bron B. Ingoldsby.


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