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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Munck, Victor C. De
Title: Romantic love, sex and marriage Lithuania style
Is part of: Journal of Baltic studies. London : Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, Vol. 37, no. 4 (2006)
Extent: p. 412-441
Date: 2006
Keywords: Vedybos;Moterų ryšiai;Lietuva;Marriage;Woman relationships
Abstract: Recent cross-cultural studies indicate that sexual permissiveness is culturally accepted, endorsed and practised in the Baltic states. Flaws in these studies are pointed out and a more extensive multi-method approach is used to examine Lithuanian conceptions and practices of romantic love and to propose a cultural model of romantic love. It is shown that young adult Lithuanians tend to view romantic love as an initial and temporary "dreaming" stage in a love relation. This stage is differentiated from ordinary life and is very "poetic" but ends either in separation or in a transformation into "real" or "true" love. Romantic love, as a temporary and poetic form of love, is typically practised during the period when males and females are pursuing career goals. Thus, young adult Lithuanians may adopt values of sexual-romantic permissiveness during this time. Once they are established on a career path they are more likely to attend to the business of marriage. "True" rather than "romantic" love then becomes the criterion for a successful marriage
Affiliation(s): Socialinių mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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