Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society

Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society

By: Altman, Irwin & Joseph Ginat & Sterling M. McMurrin

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Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Some interior markings, in pen, pencil and/or marker. ; In this intriguing book, social psychologist Irwin Altman and anthropologist Joseph Ginat examine husband-wife and wife-wife relationships in contemporary Mormon polygamous families. The authors describe how husbands and wives in plural families cope with their complex lifestyle in various facets of everyday life, including courtship, weddings, honeymoons, adjustments to a new life, living arrangements, and the husband's rotation among wives. Other topics include budget and resource management, psychological attachments to homes, and the social-emotional relationships among family members. This pioneering, comprehensive analysis of life in modern day Mormon polygamous families uses first-hand interviews and observations to describe this unusual family lifestyle. It adds to our understanding of close relationships and complements knowledge on other modern relationship forms, such as single-parent families, blended families, and cohabitating partners. This is important reading for researchers in social psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Lay readers will also find the subject matter to be fascinating. ; 8.98 X 5.83 X 1.18 inches; 532 pages; 0521567319

Title: Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society

Author Name: Altman, Irwin & Joseph Ginat & Sterling M. McMurrin

Categories: Polygamy - Plural Marriage,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 56845