Love and Sex: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Brand: University Press of America

Love and Sex: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

  • Publish Date: 2005-08-29
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Elaine Hatfield;Richard L. Rapson

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In this volume, noted scholars Elaine Hatfield and Richard Rapson focus on the cross-cultural research concerning the passionate beginnings of relationships: how people meet, fall in love, make love, and fall out of love, usually only to risk it all over again. Through in-depth analysis and astute assessment, they compare the way cultures try to set rules for these incendiary matters. Two main questions addressed are: 'What seems to be biological and universal? ' and 'What seems to be socially constructed and transient? ' Taking a historical perspective, the authors ask where different societies, and the world itself, are headed?

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