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Becoming an Ex The Process of Role Exit

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ISBN-10: 0226180700

ISBN-13: 9780226180700

Edition: 1988

Authors: Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh, Robert K. Merton

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The experience of becoming an ex is common to most people in modern society. Unlike individuals in earlier cultures who usually spent their entire lives in one marriage, one career, one religion, one geographic locality, people living in today's world tend to move in and out of many roles in the course of a lifetime. During the past decade there has been persistent interest in these "passages" or "turning points," but very little research has dealt with what it means to leave behind a major role or incorporate it into a new identity. Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh's pathbreaking inquiry into the phenomenon of becoming an ex reveals the profundity of this basic aspect of establishing an identity in…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.40" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Defining the Issues
First Doubts
Seeking Alternatives
The Turning Point
Creating the Ex-Role
Summary and Conclusions
Epilogue: Applied Settings
Demographic Characteristics of the Sample
The Therapeutic Impact of the Information Interview
Name Index
Subject Index