GOING-WITH

@article{Merten1996GOINGWITH,
  title={GOING-WITH},
  author={Don E. Merten},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Ethnography},
  year={1996},
  volume={24},
  pages={462 - 484}
}
  • D. Merten
  • Published 1 January 1996
  • Art
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Romance is an especially rich and complex theme in American culture. This article explores how a particular social form, going-with, shapes the experiences of early adolescents as they begin their enculturation into romance. Examining going-with as a social form rather than as merely an activity illuminates some of the problems created by this social form as it constitutes the context in which individuals are obliged to pursue their attraction to each other. Exploring this social form also… 
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