Based on a detailed study of 600 white middle-class people, either married or involved in long-term live-in relationships, this book depicts the wide variety of motives that propel people into extramarital affairs.
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As British sociologist Lawson aims to illustrate, adultery has a long history in society and adulterous women have always been treated more harshly than adulterous men. Lawson bases her study on questionnaires completed by subjects for whom she advertised in three London newspapers, plus personal interviews. The results show conclusively that attitudes in British society are still conservative, though extramarital affairs are quite common. Lawson is much less successful in dealing with the implications of adultery for women, barely touching on the societal pressures women face. Valuable insight into a taboo subject, but the analysis is incomplete. Kim Banks, Columbia Univ. Libs., New York
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Book Description Basic Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0465000762
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