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Title Mate selection across cultures / editors, Raeann R. Hamon, Bron B. Ingoldsby
Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Raeann R Hamon and Bron B Ingoldsby -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: North America -- 1: Mate selection process in the United States / Bron B Ingoldsby -- Part 2: Caribbean And South America -- 2: It's better in the Bahamas : from relationship initiation to marriage / Raeann R Hamon -- 3: Mate selection preferences and practices in Ecuador and Latin America / Paul L Schvaneveldt -- 4: Mate selection in Trinidad and Tobago: a multi religious, multicultural perspective / Winston Seegobin and Kristen M Tarquin -- Part 3: Africa -- 5: Tradition and change in family and marital processes: selecting a marital partner in Ghana / Baffour K Takyi -- 6: Connecting generations: Kamba and Maasai paths to marriage in Kenya / Stephan M Wilson, Lucy W Ngige, and Linda J Trollinger -- Part 4: Middle East -- 7: Love, courtship, and marriage from a cross-cultural perspective: the upper middle class Egyptian example / Bahira Sherif-Trask -- 8: Couple formation in Israeli Jewish society / Shulamit N Ritblatt -- 9: Marriage in Turkey / Nuran Hortasu -- Part 5: Europe -- 10: Couple formation practices in Spain / J Roberto Reyes -- 11: Development of intimate relationships in the Netherlands / Manfred H M van Dulmen -- Part 6: Asia -- 12: Mate selection in contemporary India: love marriages versus arranged marriages / Nilufer P Medora -- 13: Transition of courtship, mate selection, and marriage in China / Yan R Xia and Zhi G Zhou -- 14: Multiplicity of paths to couple formation in Japan / Colleen I Murray and Naoko Kimura -- Author index -- Subject index -- About the editors -- About the contributors
Summary From the Publisher: Mate Selection Across Cultures explores one of the most basic human endeavors-couple formation-with particular attention to those relationships that lead to marriage. Which characteristics are most prized in a mate? How do variables like personal and cultural values, religious beliefs and practices, political and historical contexts, socioeconomic standing, and interpersonal attraction affect the pairing process? Editors Raeann R. Hamon and Bron B. Ingoldsby examine the enterprise of mate selection and look at the similarities and differences of human bonds around the globe. Mate Selection Across Cultures provides a contemporary, global perspective on the couple formation process in various regions of the world including countries such as Ecuador, Kenya, Israel, and many more. This book is unique in that it explores the vast sub-cultural diversity and variation that exists within any one country and also reviews such concepts as modernization/traditionalism, arranged marriage/free choice, love/family practicality, cohabitation/marriage, and collectivism/individualism. In addition to exploring these dichotomies, the editors delineate the partner selection process and investigate the practices, customs, traditions, rituals, and ceremonies associated with the formalization of these relationships. Features of this text: Expert contributors provide students with an "insider view" of the original research and of the existing literature on the individual countries and regions addressed. Includes countries for which there is little or no published family scholarship. Case studies, vignettes, and photos of courtship and wedding traditions across cultures enliven the text for readers. Uniformity across chapters makes it easy for instructors and students to examine comparisons between and among different cultures. Mate Selection Across Cultures is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in marriage, family, and human relations in Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, and related disciplines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Courtship -- Cross-cultural studies.
Marriage -- Cross-cultural studies.
Mate selection -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hamon, Raeann R.
Ingoldsby, Bron B.
ISBN 1452204624 (ebook)
1452222029 (electronic bk.)
9781452204628 (ebook)
9781452222028 (electronic bk.)