This timely volume offers an integrative approach and a culturally diverse view of love conceptions, experiences, and expressions, building on both individual and cultural typologies of love. It comprehensively presents cultural and cross-cultural studies on how culture affects love, and offers a systematic description of types and cultural models of love. The comprehensive reviews of methodology and findings provide a solid empirical basis for the creation of formal typologies.
This book will be useful for researchers interested in cross-cultural studies of love across many disciplines. Its accessible language also makes it ideal for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will gain a comprehensive understanding of:
Cultural conceptions of love and methods for their research
Multiple perspectives in the studies of love across world cultures
Cultural models and typologies in an international perspective
Cultural models and typologies from an interdisciplinary scientific perspective