Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage

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$8.51 - $28.46
UPC:
9780670034079
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2005-05-19
Release Date:
2005-05-23
Author:
Stephanie Coontz
Language:
english

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A historical analysis of the traditional institution of marriage traces its role as a practice designed to acquire favorable in-laws and improve a family's labor force, detailing how marriages have evolved from loveless, arranged unions to their present-day state, in an expos that reveals the impact of Victorian-inspired marital intimacy, divorce, and alternative lifestyles.

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