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Intimacies Love and Sex Across Cultures

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ISBN-10: 0231134371

ISBN-13: 9780231134378

Edition: 2008

Authors: William R. Jankowiak

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No culture is ever completely successful or satisfied with its synthesis of romantic love, companionship, and sexual desire. Whether the setting is a busy metropolis or a quiet farming village, a tension always exists between a community's sexual habits and customs and what it believes to be the proper context for love. Even in Western societies, we prefer sexual passion to romance and companionship, and no study of any culture has shown that individuals regard passion and affection equally. The pursuit of love and sex has generated an infinite number of ambiguities and contradictions, yet every community hopes to find a resolution to this conflict either by joining, dividing, or stressing…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

William R. Jankowiak is professor of anthropology and ethnic studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author (with Dan Bradburd) of Drugs, Labor, and Colonial Expansion, Urban Mongols: Ethnicity in Communist China, and Sex, Death, and Hierarchy in a Chinese City.

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