What They’re Reading: Justin Garcia

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Book recommendations from experts in the fields of sexuality, gender, health, science and relationships.

Justin Garcia

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Justin Garcia recommends "Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage" by Stephanie Coontz.

Kinsey Institute sex researcher Justin Garcia is reading Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz.

“Marriage, a History is really a terrific book, putting the practice of marriage within the U.S. in a wider social historical perspective. Stephanie Coontz is a superb scholar who knows this literature better than anyone. She brings together a tremendous amount of information to tell an interesting and thought provoking history. What I like most about this book is that it really helps outline the sequence of events that leads to our marital traditions today. Moreover, it’s particularly informed and poignant at a time when America is debating what marriage does and should mean.”

Dr. Justin R. Garcia is a CTRD Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, at Indiana University, Bloomington. He research focuses on the evolutionary and biological foundation of human behavior, particularly sexual behavior and romantic love.

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