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Intimate Relationships and Social Change The Dynamic Nature of Dating, Mating, and Coupling

by Christina L. Scott

Part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research Series

Intimate Relationships and Social Change The Dynamic Nature of Dating, Mating, and Coupling Synopsis

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.

Intimate Relationships and Social Change The Dynamic Nature of Dating, Mating, and Coupling Press Reviews

Sociologists, psychologists, and other contributors survey the practices of establishing and maintaining romantic relationships in cultures around the world. Their topics include influencing factors of intimate partner preference among married couples in Nigeria, inter-generational conflicts and resistance of daughters in suburban Turkey, educational assortive mating and female bread-winning trajectories: a group-based trajectory analysis, the transition to adulthood in individualistic and collectivistic cultures: the prevalence and timing of premarital cohabitation and first marriage in Germany and China, and technology use and its association with romantic relationships.--Annotation (c)2017 (

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787146105
Publication date: 20th September 2017
Author: Christina L. Scott
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Dating, relationships, living together & marriage, Sociology: family & relationships,

About Christina L. Scott

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 ...

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