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Marriage With A Proper Stranger

Author : Karyn Gerrard
ISBN : 9781516105465
Genre : Fiction
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“Build a wall about your heart.” Riordan Wollstonecraft labors under the heavy burden of his forebears. For generations, a curse has followed the dashing young men of his family, guaranteeing the women they love an untimely death. The youngest grandson of the Earl of Wollstonecraft Hall, charismatic Riordan is quietly resigned to his fate, an educator who devotes his life to good works, and ignores any longing for something more . . . Widowed and penniless, Lady Sabrina Lakeside is desperate to avoid a second forced betrothal—this time to an aged marquess. Her chance encounter with Riordan leads her to an impulsive offer: a temporary marriage of convenience that could benefit them both. His agreement is as surprising as it is welcome. Before long, Riordan’s keen intellect and kind words have Sabrina rethinking her plans of a union in name only. But her new husband is holding something back. Will giving in to their tantalizing passion lead her only to further heartache . . . or could it be the first step toward healing them both? “Karyn Gerrard writes very enjoyable, richly textured historical romances.” —Kate Pearce, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Love With The Proper Stranger

Author : Suzanne Brockmann
ISBN : 9781488032509
Genre : Fiction
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A fan favorite from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, originally published in 1997. FBI agent John Miller is on the trail of a notorious female serial killer, and he can't blow his cover to anyone. Not even the beguiling Mariah Carver, who unwittingly entangles herself in a web of deadly deceit. John can't deny that sweet, sensual Mariah is the woman he's been waiting for, but he can't act on the passion that he feels for her. He's poised to wed the woman suspected of being the ruthless Black Widow, who marries—then murders—her victims…

Marriage In Contemporary Japan

Author : Yoko Tokuhiro
ISBN : 9781135230326
Genre : Social Science
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The phenomenon of bankonka – ‘postponement of marriage’ – is increasingly reported in contemporary Japanese media, clearly illustrating the changing patterns of modern lifestyles and attitudes towards marriage, personal obligation and ambition. This is the first book in recent years to explore the contemporary state of marriage in Japanese society. Setting out the different perceptions and expectations of marriage in today’s Japan, the book discusses how economic issues and the family impact on marital behaviour. Contrary to the views of some feminists that young women have no interest in improving their status and position, this book argues that, by delaying marriage and childrearing, young women can be seen as ‘rebels’ challenging Japanese patriarchal society. Unlike many other studies, it gives equal attention to male gender roles and masculinity, exploring what constitutes being a ‘real man’ in Japan – through the analysis of mainstream and non-mainstream conceptions of masculinity that co-exist in contemporary Japan, and considers the implications of such different roles for the institution of marriage. It investigates the roles of wife and mother, articulating why the strict division of labour defining men as breadwinners and women as homemakers became popular. Moreover, it describes the changing character of courtship relationships, explaining why the norm has shifted from arranged marriages pre-1945 to love marriages after that period. Finally, it puts the Japanese experience into cross-cultural, international context with a series of comparisons with marriage elsewhere both in Asia – including in Korea and Hong Kong – and in western countries such as France, Sweden, Italy and the United States.

Handbook Of Marriage And The Family

Author : Marvin B. Sussman
ISBN : 9781475753677
Genre : Social Science
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In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1987, the editors have assembled a distinguished group of contributors to address such topics as past, present, and future perspectives on family diversity; theory and methods of the family; changing family patterns and roles; the family and other institutions; and family dynamics and processes.


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ISBN : UOM:39015037081000
Genre : Anthropology
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Six Degrees Of Social Influence

Author : Douglas T. Kenrick
ISBN : 9780199313976
Genre : Psychology
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Over the course of the last four decades, Robert Cialdini's work has helped spark an intellectual revolution in which social psychological ideas have become increasingly influential. The concepts presented in his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, have spread well beyond the geographic boundaries of North America and beyond the field of academic social psychology into the areas of business, health, and politics. In this book, leading authors, who represent many different countries and disciplines, explore new developments and the widespread impact of Cialdini's work in research areas ranging from persuasion strategy and social engineering to help-seeking and decision-making. Among the many topics covered, the authors discuss how people underestimate the influence of others, how a former computer hacker used social engineering to gain access to highly confidential computer codes, and how biology and evolution figure into the principles of influence. The authors break new ground in the study of influence.

Classic Edition Sources Anthropology

Author : Elvio Angeloni
ISBN : 0073379697
Genre : Social Science
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This reader provides over 40 selections of enduring intellectual value--classic articles, book excerpts, and research studies--that have shaped the study of anthropology and our contemporary understanding of it.


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111268483
Genre : Women
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A journal of women studies.

Marriage Across The Pacific

Author : Hung Cam Thai
ISBN : UCAL:C3488739
Genre : Arranged marriage
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Asian Diasporas

Author : Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
ISBN : 0804752435
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of essays examines the worldwide dispersal of Asian populations and links these seemingly disparate movements through the category of Asian diasporas.

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