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|ISBN:||9781609800888 1609800885 9781609806194 1609806190|
|Notes:||Originally published in Canada by Penguin Group (Canada), 2010 --T.p. verso.|
|Description:||xii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Marriage in history. Husbands and wives: who were they? ; Learning marriage, rites of passage ; Weddings and the married state ; Love and sex in marriage ; Marriage from within four walls ; Go forth and multiply: children at the heart of marriage ; When things went wrong --
Marriage in the present and future. Unmarried and often single ; A gay focus on the nature of marriage ; Children and parenting in modern marriages ; For richer or poorer: marriage and money ; Marriage and race ; Marriage policies ; Issues at the heart of the marriage debate --
Epilogue: Stop sign.
Marriage-- in all its loving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations-- comes alive here through Abbott's infectious enthusiasm and curiosity.
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