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Intercultural Couples: Crossing Boundaries, Negotiating Difference

Jill M. Bystydzienski


Despite the growing presence of intercultural couples in the United States and worldwide, their stories often go untold. This book provides a rare and comprehensive understanding of the multidimensional experiences of intercultural couples, drawing mainly upon in-depth interviews with persons living in domestic partnerships—heterosexual and same-sex—representing a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, religious, socioeconomic, and national backgrounds. In these relationships, each partner brings a different set of cultural experiences that may include gender expectations, ideas about appropriate r ... More

Keywords: intercultural couples, domestic partnerships, heterosexual couples, same-sex couples, intercultural unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814799789
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814799789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill M. Bystydzienski, author