Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Age-Dissimilar Couples and Romantic Relationships

Ageless Love?

Authors: McKenzie, L.

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About this book

There has been a widespread fascination with age-dissimilar couples in recent years. This book examines how the romantic relationships of these couples are understood. Based on qualitative research, McKenzie investigates notions of autonomy, relatedness, contradiction, and change in age-dissimilar relationships and romantic love.

About the authors

Lara McKenzie is a Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, Australia. Her research interests include age-dissimilar relationships, romantic love, age, gender, Australian society, neoliberalism, higher education, blended learning, and government/non-government school inequalities.

Reviews

“In her study, the author is primarily concerned with the social phenomena of age-dissimilar relationships and romantic love, and most importantly with how ideas, discourses and experiences of autonomy and relatedness are interplayed within such relationships. … this is a very welcome book for all those interested in studies of interpersonal relationships, from sociology, family studies or social and cultural anthropology.” (Ana Dragojlovic, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 18 (2), February, 2017)

“This very accessible anthropologically informed, book presents a new and interesting addition to the existing literature on relationships. … this is an extremely well-researched and comprehensively theorised book that adeptly straddles anthropology, sociology and psychology. It would therefore be of interest to those interested in emotions, families or relationship studies whether coming from any of those discipline backgrounds.” (Julia Carter, Anthropological Forum, Vol. 26 (2), 2016) 


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    McKenzie, Lara

  • Researching Age-Dissimilar, Romantic Couples: Trends, Concepts, and Methods

    Pages 6-30

    McKenzie, Lara

  • Love through the Ages: Theorising and Historicising the Contradictions of Romantic and Age-Dissimilar Couples

    Pages 31-56

    McKenzie, Lara

  • ‘They’re Just a Child’: Uncovering the Boundaries of a Normative Relationship through Dialogue on Media Depictions of Age-Dissimilar Couples

    Pages 57-87

    McKenzie, Lara

  • ‘Age Is Just a Number’: How Couples Challenged Chronological Age and Minimised Their Age Differences

    Pages 88-118

    McKenzie, Lara

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Age-Dissimilar Couples and Romantic Relationships
Book Subtitle
Ageless Love?
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44677-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137446770
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44676-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49609-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 209
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