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Social Context and Relationships
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Social Context and Relationships

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September 1993 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume explores the impact of social, cultural, structural, network and dynamic transactional processes on the conduct of relationships. In so doing, it makes a compelling case for research to be directed away from over-application of individual perspectives and towards inclusion of contextual factors.

Confronting the practical realities against which individuals may struggle to manage relationships, contributors focus on such issues as: limits on opportunity and freedom; coercive family norms; responsibilities; poverty; and prejudice.

Graham Allan
Social Structure and Relationships
Julia T Wood
Engendered Relations
Interaction, Caring, Power and Responsibility in Intimacy

 
Renate Klein and Robert M Milardo
Third-Party Influences on the Management of Personal Relationships
Catherine H Stein
Felt Obligation in Adult Family Relationships
Niall Bolger and Shannon Kelleher
Daily Life in Relationships
Carol M Werner et al
Celebrations in Personal Relationships
A Transactional/Dialectical Perspective

 
Leslie A Baxter
The Social Side of Personal Relationships
A Dialectical Perspective

 

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