Meaning of Wife A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0312425007
ISBN-13: 9780312425005
Edition: N/A
Authors: Anne Kingston
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Description: Delving into the complex, troubling, and sometimes humorous contradictions, illusions, and realities of contemporary wifehood, this book takes the reader on a journey into the wedding industrial complex. Anne Kingston looks at "wife backlash," and  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Delving into the complex, troubling, and sometimes humorous contradictions, illusions, and realities of contemporary wifehood, this book takes the reader on a journey into the wedding industrial complex. Anne Kingston looks at "wife backlash," and the new wave of neo-traditionalism that urges women to marry young; explores the apotheosis of abused wives and the strange celebration of wives who kill; and muses on the fact that Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart, two of the world's wealthiest and most influential women, are both unmarried. The result is an entertaining mix of social, sexual, historical, and economic commentary that is bound to stir debate even as it reframes our view of both women and marriage.

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