Romantic Love in America: Cultural Models of Gay, Straight, and Polyamorous Relationships

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Lexington Books, 2019 - Love - 229 pages
Romantic Love in America: Cultural Models of Gay, Straight, and Polyamorous Relationships introduces the reader to the love and sex lives of two polyamorous, five gay, and eight straight individuals. Coupled with rich interview material, Victor C. de Munck provides a guided tour through the variable geography of love relationships as studied in the social sciences. de Munck describes evolutionary, cognitive, social, prototypical, triadic, and neural theories of romantic love and sex, concluding with an American cultural model of romantic love that also includes its relational properties as a dyad.

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Victor de Munck is professor in the Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies at Vilnius University and State University of New York at New Paltz.

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