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Intimate Relationships and Social Change: The Dynamic Nature of Dating, Mating, and Coupling (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research #11) (Hardcover)

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By Christina L. Scott (Editor), Sampson Lee Blair (Editor)
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Over the past few decades, there has been a dynamic world-wide societal shift away from traditional routes for finding a partner and establishing intimate relationships. This multidisciplinary volume investigates the impact of online dating and the role of technology in relationship formation; the nature of cohabitation and its relative meaning with marriage; assortative mating patterns; the role of parents and siblings in the selection of a partner; gender and sexuality within dating and mating; evolving forms of non-traditional marriage; the interplay of personality and sociodemographic traits within partner selection; and the role of race, ethnicity, and religion in dating and mating. Together, this collection provides a unique and truly global collection of research on the nature of dating, mating, and coupling, as they occur across a variety of cultures.

About the Author

Christina L. Scott is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Whittier College in Los Angeles, California, USA. Christina attained her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Kansas State University, has published in a wide range of books and journals and is globally renowned for her sexuality research lectures. Dr. Sampson Lee Blair is a family Sociologist at The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA. He is a Fulbright Scholar Award recipient (2010), and has served as Chair of the Children and Youth research section of the American Sociological Association, as Senior Editor of Sociological Inquiry, Guest Editor of Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, and on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Journal of Family Issues, Marriage and Family Review, and Social Justice Research. He is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the series editor of Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781787146105
ISBN-10: 1787146103
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication Date: September 20th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research