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Intercultural CouplesCrossing Boundaries, Negotiating Difference$
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Jill M. Bystydzienski

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814799789

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814799789.001.0001

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The Couples

The Couples

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(p.17) 1 The Couples
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Intercultural Couples
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Jill M. Bystydzienski

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814799789.003.0002

This chapter describes the partners interviewed for the study and provides detailed information about them, including the range and average age of the study participants, how long on average the couples had been together, and their educational and employment backgrounds. All details, including class of origin, race, ethnicity, religion, and nationality are tabulated in the List of Participants at the end of the book. The chapter then tells the stories of four particular couples, illustrating the rich diversity of these intercultural relationships and introducing readers to key issues in the couple partners' lives that will be considered at length in the chapters that follow.

Keywords:   study participants, intercultural relationships, couple partners' lives, social backgrounds, social diversity

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