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Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing Paperback – July 13, 2006
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Rosenblatt approaches bed sharing as a negotiation, a sociocultural institution, and a private affair that is nonetheless soaked in cultural expectations and standards. Let's face it, although many of us have shared a bed, few of us have stopped to think about the subtleties of doing so because when we're near a bed, we just want to get in it and sleep! Rosenblatt makes you think, perhaps for the first time, about all that's involved in sharing a bed--all the nuances and norms that you've probably engaged in but never realized or questioned.
Despite the scholarly nature of the book, it's very readable and doesn't drag itself down with discussions of esoteric theories. I found myself laughing out loud in some places because I could relate so much to what the interviewees were saying. And this book was all I could talk about to my friends for days afterward. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun reading an academic study.
Kristen: ...'cause I can always put on more clothes and still be (laughing) (Dan: warm) warm.
An old axion states that an invention always seems obvious once it is in front of you. I acknowledge that the premise behind the book is novel. For me, however, it wasn't worth the read.
look at couple sleep. The most fascinating thing from this
sociological study is the role "sleep" plays in couple relationship.
Sleep, traditionally regarded as simply rest, has become vital part in
building intimate relationship. Sleep together provides a private
platform for a couple to communicate, share, and plan together.
Although these are not some exciting insights, researchers in
sociology and psychology may borrow these results for the problems