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Under-Studied Relationships

Under-Studied Relationships
Off the Beaten Track

Edited by:
  • Julia T. Wood - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Steve Duck - The University of Iowa, USA, Rhetoric Dept, USA, University of Iowa, USA

296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The diverse and emergent forms of relationships, increasingly evident in today's society, are the focus of this volume.

Outstanding researchers discuss relationships that are often overlooked in the literature, including: lesbian and gay; cultural minority; long-lasting marriages; non-marital cohabitation; long-distance; friendships developed through computer networks; and work relationships which are simultaneously hierarchical and friendly.

Julia T Wood and Steve Duck
Off the Beaten Track
New Shores for Relationship Research

Fran C Dickson
The Best Is Yet to Be
Research on Long-Lasting Marriages

Stanley O Gaines Jr
Relationships between Members of Cultural Minorities
Michelle Huston and Pepper Schwartz
The Relationships of Lesbians and of Gay Men
Theodore E Zorn
Bosses and Buddies
Constructing and Performing Simultaneously Hierarchical and Close Friendship Relationships

John D Cunningham and John K Antill
Current Trends in Nonmarital Cohabitation
In Search of the POSSLQ

Mary E Rohlfing
`Doesn't Anybody Stay in One Place Anymore?'
An Exploration of the Phenomenon of Long-Distance Relationships

Martin Lea and Russell Spears
Love at First Byte
Building Personal Relationships over Computer Networks


Julia T. Wood

Julia T. Wood (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is Professor of Communication Studies and Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches and conducts research on personal relationships, intimate partner violence, feminist theory, and the intersections of gender, communication, and culture. She has authored or edited 23 books, including Who Cares?: Women, Care and Culture, and Gendered Lives, now in its 7th edition. In addition, she has published more than 70 articles and book chapters. During her career she has received 12 awards for scholarship and 11 for teaching. More About Author

Steve Duck

Steve Duck taught in the United Kingdom before taking up the Daniel and Amy Starch Distinguished Research Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. He has been a professor of communication studies, an adjunct professor of psychology, and a former Dean’s Administrative Fellow and is now Chair of the Rhetoric Department. He has taught interpersonal communication courses, mostly on relationships but also on nonverbal communication, communication in everyday life, construction of identity, communication theory, organizational leadership, and procedures and practices for leaders. More recently, he has taught... More About Author