Whatever your sexual orientation, read this book before your next date.”—Stephanie Coontz, author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s
Author: Ellen Lamont
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
Despite enormous changes in patterns of dating and courtship in twenty-first-century America, contemporary understandings of romance and intimacy remain firmly rooted in age-old assumptions of gender difference. These tenacious beliefs now vie with cultural messages of gender equality that stress independence, self-development, and egalitarian practices in public and private life. Through interviews with heterosexual and LGBTQ individuals, Ellen Lamont’s The Mating Game explores how people with diverse sexualities and gender identities date, form romantic relationships, and make decisions about future commitments as they negotiate uncertain terrain fraught with competing messages about gender, sexuality, and intimacy.
Pamela C. Regan’s The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Third Edition is the only introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience.
Author: Pamela C. Regan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
Pamela C. Regan’s The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Third Edition is the only introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. Encompassing a wide array of disciplines, this comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on the fundamental human experiences of attraction and courtship; mate selection and marriage; and love and sex. Strongly grounded in methodology and research design, the book offers relevant examples and anecdotes along with ample pedagogy that will spark debate and discussion on provocative and complex topics.