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Journal Article

Mate Selection in Collective Settlements

Yonina Talmon
American Sociological Review
Vol. 29, No. 4 (Aug., 1964), pp. 491-508
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2091199
Page Count: 18
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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of second generation "exogamy" in the Kibbutzim in Israel. It combines and coordinates an elucidation of social system functions with a developmental-motivational interpretation. Examination of this case study provides a crucial test of theories of mate selection. In addition it enables us to go beyond the specific problem of mate selection and deal with the more general theoretical problem of the relations between functional and causal analysis.

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