Mate Selection Across Cultures
Raeann R Hamon, Bron B Ingoldsby
SAGE Publications, Aug 14, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 312 pages
Mate Selection Across Cultures explores one of the most basic human endeavors—couple formation—with particular attention to those relationships that lead to marriage. Editors Raeann R. Hamon and Bron B. Ingoldsby examine the enterprise of mate selection and look at the similarities and differences of human bonds around the globe.
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