Inappropriate Relationships The Unconventional, the Disapproved, and the Forbidden

ISBN-10: 0805837434
ISBN-13: 9780805837438
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In one of the great euphemisms of our time, an embattled President Clinton admitted to an "inappropriate relationship" with his White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. But what exactly is an "inappropriate relationship?" For that matter, what is an "appropriate relationship?" And how can an understanding of the rules of "appropriateness" help us understand personal relationships in our modern world? Contributors to this book discuss the personal boundaries and taboos of modern relationships. Together they examine the power struggles that can occur when individuals are involved in "inappropriate" relationships, and the ways individuals in such a relationship may attempt to buffer themselves against sanctions--or even embrace this relationship as an agent of social change. Representing work from a range of disciplines, this collection will appeal to scholars, researchers, students, and professionals working on relationships issues in areas across the social sciences, including those working in the fields of social psychology, family studies, social anthropology, cultural studies, and communication.

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Conceptualizing Inappropriate Relationships
Scarlet Letters and Whited Sepulchres: The Social Marking of Relationships as "Inappropriate"
Functional Features: An Evolutionary Perspective on Inappropriate Relationships
Inappropriate Marriages
Marital Affairs
Interracial Relationships
Mixed Marriages: Music Community Membership as a Source of Marital Strain
Counternormative Relationships
Cross-Gender Friendship: The Troublesome Relationship
Same-Sex Relationships
Power-Discrepant Relationships
Inappropriate Therapist-Patient "Relationships"
Over My Dead Body: On the Histories and Cultures of Necrophilia
The Inappropriateness of Relational Intrusion
Social Exclusion--Pedophile Style
Epilogue
Inappropriate Relationships in a Time of Social Change...Some Reflections on Culture, History, and Relational Dimensions
Author Index
Subject Index

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