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[v: contents] Contents Introduction Raeann R. Hamon and Bron B. Ingoldsby Acknowledgments Part I: North America 1. The Mate Selection Process in the United States Bron B. Ingoldsby Part II: The Caribbean and South America 2. "It's Better in the Bahamas": From Relationship Initiation to Marriage Raeann R. Hamon 3. Mate Selection Preferences and Practices in Ecuador and Latin America Paul L. Schvaneveldt 4. Mate Selection in Trinidad and Tobago: A Multireligious, Multicultural Perspective Winston Seegobin and Kristen M. Tarquin Part III: Africa 5. Tradition and Change in Family and Marital Processes: Selecting a Marital Partner in Ghana Baffour K. Takyi 6. Connecting Generations: Kamba and Maasai Paths to Marriage in Kenya Stephan M. Wilson, Lucy W. Ngige, and Linda J. Trollinger Part IV: The Middle East 7. Love, Courtship, and Marriage From a Cross-Cultural Perspective: The Upper Middle Class Egyptian Example Bahira Sherif-Trask 8. Couple Formation in Israeli Jewish Society Shulamit N. Ritblatt 9. Marriage in Turkey Nuran Hortasu Part V: Europe 10. Couple Formation Practices in Spain J. Roberto Reyes 11. The Development of Intimate Relationships in the Netherlands Manfred H. M. van Dulmen Part VI: Asia 12. Mate Selection in Contemporary India: Love Marriages Versus Arranged Marriages Nilufer P. Medora 13. The Transition of Courtship, Mate Selection, and Marriage in China Yan R. Xia and Zhi G. Zhou 14. Multiplicity of Paths to Couple Formation in Japan Colleen I. Murray and Naoko Kimura Author Index Subject Index About the Editors About the Contributors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Mate selection Cross-cultural studies, Courtship Cross-cultural studies, Marriage Cross-cultural studies