Romantic Passion: A Universal Experience? (Paperback)

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By William Jankowiak (Editor)
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Observers from the West, the book contends, have incorrectly projected rigid ethnocentric notions of love and marriage onto cultures around the world. Contributors look beyond each society's "official" institutions to explore expressions of love. They find, for instance, that arranged marriages and polygamy do not necessarily indicate a lack of romantic passion but rather that people in such cultures may expect to look elsewhere for love. Contributors also look at the other side of the equation: rejection and grief.

About the Author

William Jankowiak is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780231096874
ISBN-10: 0231096879
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 1997
Pages: 310
Language: English