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The Dream That Refuses to Die

Marriage( )
Author: Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth
Editor: O'Connor-Ambrose, Sheila
Publication Date:May 2008
Publisher:ISI Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
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Nearly everywhere and at all times, marriage has enjoyed a privileged status as the primary social unit--the essential bond that created alliances between families and a bridge between the sexes. In joining a man and woman, marriage attempted to hold men to collective social standards, including responsibility for the women they impregnated and the children they fathered, while also stringently hedging in women's sexuality. In short, marriage has always demanded that both men and...
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