Age-Dissimilar Couples and Romantic Relationships: Ageless by L. McKenzie

By L. McKenzie

There was a frequent fascination with age-dissimilar lately. This publication examines how the romantic relationships of those are understood. in accordance with qualitative examine, McKenzie investigates notions of autonomy, relatedness, contradiction, and alter in age-dissimilar relationships and romantic love.

Show description

Read or Download Age-Dissimilar Couples and Romantic Relationships: Ageless Love? (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) PDF

Best customs & traditions books

Culture Shock! Saudi Arabia: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)

Tradition surprise! Saudi Arabia: A Survival consultant to Customs and Etiquette (Culture surprise! publications)

A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture)

Positioned within the southern San Luis Valley of Colorado, the distant and comparatively unknown city of Antonito is domestic to an overwhelmingly Hispanic inhabitants suffering not just to exist in an economically depressed and politically marginalized sector, but in addition to maintain their tradition and their lifeways. among 1996 and 2006, anthropologist Carole Counihan amassed food-centered lifestyles histories from nineteen Mexicanas—Hispanic American women—who had long-standing roots within the higher Rio Grande area.

United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement

A box advisor to the hot American Roots circulate, usa of Americana is a brilliant, interesting, and finished survey of ways and why younger city americans are discovering concept within the cultural traditions of an past time in lots of parts of latest existence. Compiled by means of Seattle-based author, DJ, and entertainer Kurt B.

The Gift and its Paradoxes: Beyond Mauss (Classical and Contemporary Social Theory)

Bringing social idea and philosophy to undergo on well known videos, novels, myths, and fairy stories, The present and its Paradoxes explores the anomaly of the present: it truly is without delay either a relation and a specific thing, alienable and inalienable, current and poison. difficult the character of giving as reciprocal, the publication engages seriously with the paintings of Mauss and develops a brand new idea of the reward in keeping with which the reward can't be lowered to a version of alternate, yet needs to as a substitute entail a loss or sacrifice.

Extra resources for Age-Dissimilar Couples and Romantic Relationships: Ageless Love? (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life)

Example text

Here, I take the two terms to be synonymous, and employ understandings rather than schemas. I refer to these understandings variously as shared understandings, cultural understandings, or simply understandings. Autonomy and relatedness I now turn to the two cultural themes that I identified at the beginning of this section: those of autonomy and relatedness. I draw on crosscultural analyses that argue that these themes are context-dependent and should be described in emic terms (Carsten 2000; Rasmussen 2009).

This is evident in their (often defiant) claims to independent decision-making and freedom from coercion in the face of others’ disapproval. I also draw attention to how people see power, as the ability to influence others’ decisions, intentions, or actions. In addition to this, I focus on how partners see themselves and their relationships as unique, and how this establishes them as separate from others. Relatedness I define as the norms, ideals, experiences, and affect associated with relationships (Carsten 2000, 2004; Edwards & Strathern 2000; Fajans 2006; Kağıtçıbaşı 2005; Miller 2007; Rasmussen 2009; Rogoff 2003; Sahlins 2011a, 2011b).

Macfarlane (1987) suggests that such traditions were reflected in England’s organisation of kinship, religion, law, politics, and economics, from which contemporary understandings of companionate marriage and romantic love emerged. Yet, according to Macfarlane (1987, 2002), during the thirteenth century and earlier Europe as a whole was characterised by what has come Love through the Ages 35 to be known as the ‘European marriage pattern’ (see also Hajnal 1965). Compared with other areas across the globe, the European pattern was identifiable by a high proportion of people never marrying, late age at marriage, small age differences between partners, the establishment of a separate household following marriage, the presence of divorce, the (relative) absence of polygamy, and an emphasis on legitimacy and consent (Coontz 2006b; Macfarlane 2002; Van de Putte et al.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 13 votes